Kelak Consultancy – Improving Creativity & Innovation Strategy At All Levels Of An Organization

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Interview WIth Kelak Consultancy

Describe your business on a high level and some of the focus you provide your clients.

Kelak is an innovation advisory and training firm focused on helping corporates, SMEs, startups, and the government and development sector deliver outcomes using internationally patented methodologies. The Kelak Consultancy team has delivered acknowledged value to firms around the world in areas including:

• Strategic planning
• Innovation and problem solving
• Facilitating corporate-startup linkages
• Business process re-engineering
• Digital transformation
• Manufacturing excellence
• Change Management
• People Development
• Executive Coaching
• Mentoring, incubation, networking and fundings support for Startups and SMEs 

What do you feel is a common roadblock to “INNOVATIVE THINKING” or “COLLABORATION” in the organizations you work with. This answer might pertain to other aspects of your organization, simplexity creative thinking or both.

There are several roadblocks. Some key ones include:
1. Existing culture of the organization and leadership mindset and behaviour (e.g. “my way or the highway” or “I know it all”)
2. Functional silos and desire to maintain status quo
3. Frequent use of killer statements
4. Lack of a structured process for innovation and problem solving
5. Lack of understanding of benefits to an organization that invests in development of innovative thinking skills of its people 

How long have you been integrating Simplexity into your organization?

We have incorporated simplexity into our practice for over 4 years.

How important do you feel it is in your environment for people to understand how they think innovatively? 

We utilise the profile to help the client become more self aware and develop deeper insights into their thinking and problem solving preferences, its implications and steps they can take to further improve their empathy, creativity and collaboration skills as a team.

Do you utilize the Basadur Profile with your clients?


If Yes, how do you utilize the Profile?

I use the profile in executive selection engagements when there is a need to balance the innovation styles and capabilities at the top of the organization. I use it with employees at other levels to help construct teams problem-solving teams and even relate to each other one on one. I have also given it to coaches and consultants to understand how they typically intervene and what the implications are for what they offer their clients.

How Important do you feel is it for people to understand their thinking styles and thinking styles of others on their team.

Very Important.

How Do you utilize Simplexity In your business? 

We primarily utilize Simplexity in our business to help clients solve their strategic challenges and train them to develop and improve their creativity and problem solving skills. We also use Simplexity to formulate and validate our company strategy and achieve consensus on a way forward. 

What outcomes or what resonates most about simplexity with your clients? 

Our clients repeatedly tell us that Simplexity helped them in the following ways: – Helped them develop a culture and system of innovation and collaboration

– Opened their minds to new possibilities and options or those they previously thought were not possible
– It energised them as a team towards execution
– Learned a structured process that helped them more easily navigate the change management process

Upon completion of a Facilitation or otherwise, what skills do you feel stick most with the individuals. e.g How Might We? Diverging / Converging ? Others

– Divergence
– How Might We
– Active Listening

Can you provide an example of an OUTCOME (without naming the businesses) where tangible results occurred?

With one of our clients, Simplexity was utilised to help them develop their strategic goals and revamp their existing performance management system with a much improved one by utilizing the creativity of their people.

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