Navigating Extreme Uncertainty

In the wake of the COVID-19, we’d be honoured to help you and your team think and act differently.

That’s why we’re offering virtual blitzes for teams wishing to revisit their goals, strategies, and resource allocations – using a human-centred and discovery-driven design process.
Join us from your kitchens, couches or closets for the same engaging process – hands-on, intense, and human-centred. The dress code is pyjamas or jeans (or anything in between). The objective is to navigate the shredded status quo, differently.

Hello,

I’m Paul Steenkamp.

I run a radical problem-solving consultancy and technology company. We focus on helping humans thrive at work, through sustainable and ethical innovation, in Africa and beyond.

Hello,

I’m

Paul

Steen

kamp.

I run a radical problem-solving consultancy and technology company. We focus on helping humans thrive at work, through sustainable and ethical innovation, in Africa and beyond.

What We Offer

We help engage your talent in ways that dramatically increase your innovation ROI.

Our tools help cut through the hype and guesswork in innovation by enabling you to:

Think Big

Take stock, imagine and align around opportunities that require radical problem-solving

Start Small

Embed human-centred design by establishing a common language and framework

Move Fast

Escape the constraints of your organisation to descale bureaucracy and level-up organisational agility

If you’re looking to unlock inclusive growth as a force for good within your organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

What We Offer

We help engage your talent in ways that dramatically increase your innovation ROI.

Our tools help cut through the hype and guesswork in innovation by enabling you to:

Think Big

Take stock, imagine and align around opportunities that require radical problem-solving

Start Small

Embed human-centred design by establishing a common language and framework

Move Fast

Escape the constraints of your organisation to descale bureaucracy and level-up organisational agility

If you’re looking to unlock inclusive growth as a force for good within your organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

Honoured to Serve

What Customers Say

“The work Paul and his team do helps test the power of innovation to transform us into a more fit-for-purpose humanity.”

Zinzi Mgolodela, Director: Corporate Affairs, Woolworths SA

“Their approach to projects and level of professionalism has been exemplary,”

Richard Perez, Director, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking

“Paul Steenkamp’s support has been crucial in rallying staff around new ways of working and thinking.”

Johannes Wedenig, Senior Innovation Manager, UNICEF ESARO

“They have been instrumental in unlocking fundamentally different thinking to solve very complex business challenges using the design thinking methodology and approach.”

Jonathan Loder, Head of HR: ROG and Organisational Effectiveness, Woolworths Human Resources

“Paul brings a very real and practical application of how innovation really works when the rubber hits the road.”

Nadine Mayers (Bcom LLB MBA PhD), Course Convenor: UCT GSB Executive Education

“Paul Steenkamp and his team have been a joy to work with. They are reliable, efficient, and produce excellent quality interventions.”

Laura Eickhaus, CEO, ReachUp SA

What Customers Say

“The work Paul and his team do helps test the power of innovation to transform us into a more fit-for-purpose humanity.”

Zinzi Mgolodela, Director: Corporate Affairs, Woolworths SA

“Their approach to projects and level of professionalism has been exemplary,”

Richard Perez, Director, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking

“Paul Steenkamp’s support has been crucial in rallying staff around new ways of working and thinking.”

Johannes Wedenig, Senior Innovation Manager, UNICEF ESARO

“They have been instrumental in unlocking fundamentally different thinking to solve very complex business challenges using the design thinking methodology and approach.”

Jonathan Loder, Head of HR: ROG and Organisational Effectiveness, Woolworths Human Resources

“Paul brings a very real and practical application of how innovation really works when the rubber hits the road.”

Nadine Mayers (Bcom LLB MBA PhD), Course Convenor: UCT GSB Executive Education

“Paul Steenkamp and his team have been a joy to work with. They are reliable, efficient, and produce excellent quality interventions.”

Laura Eickhaus, CEO, ReachUp SA

The Approach

Our approach embraces the work of Steve Blank (Customer Development), Eric Ries (Lean Startup & Startup Way), Henry Chesbrough (Open Innovation) and Jason Little (Lean Change).

Methodology

We licence the ThinkWrong Lab; a radical problem-solving system developed and continuously iterated by Solve/Next – operating from California.

The Approach

Our approach embraces the work of Steve Blank (Customer Development), Eric Ries (Lean Startup & Startup Way), Henry Chesbrough (Open Innovation) and Jason Little (Lean Change).

Methodology

We licence the ThinkWrong Lab; a radical problem-solving system developed and continuously iterated by Solve/Next – operating from California.

Think Big – Workshops, Bootcamps and Leadership Development

Take stock, imagine and align around opportunities that require radical problem-solving

Our human-centred design inspired workshops, bootcamps and leadership development will help re-fresh and translate your strategy into inspiring, implementable ideas, action plans and new career paths for shared value creation.

We deliver hands-on, inclusive, intense and immersive experiences.

Each of our sessions is expert-designed and tailored to produce the outcomes you are after. Some of our most popular workshops and bootcamps include:

  • Challenge Framing
  • Understanding Your Customers’ Pains
  • New Solution Ideas
  • Strategic Planning
  • Identifying Goals, Objectives, and Milestones
  • Strategy Design
  • Customer Value Proposition Design
  • Service Offering Design

Start Small – Readiness Assessment, Sprints, Human-Centred Design Training, Facilitator Training

Time to embed human-centred design? Start small by using one or a combination of the following to tailor your approach:

  • Readiness Assessment – Benchmark and report on how well your company is doing at building the required innovation capacities and accelerating innovation effort at scale.
  • Sprints – Invent, build and invest in internal startups, or Horizon 3 startups, in partnership with the country’s most exciting and influential companies.
  • Human-Centred Design Training – Learn the core principles of human-centred design. In our dynamic two-day course, our expert coaches provide a solid introduction to the theory and then take you straight onto ‘learning through doing’.
  • Facilitator Training – Take your facilitation skills to the next level, supported by our coaches. In our dynamic two-day course, you’ll hone the skills you need to guide radical problem-solving innovations in your organisation.

Move Fast – ‘Always-On’ Operating Model System

Escape the constraints of your organisation to descale bureaucracy and level-up organisational agility. 

  • Accelerate human-centred design by establishing a network of self-organising agile projects.
  • Support your innovation talent by providing a common framework for them to evolve their ideas into a human-centred design experiment.
  • Develop governance structures to provide ‘air-cover’, identify and remove unnecessary obstacles.
  • Drive data-driven decision making that informs ongoing innovation investment decisions.
  • Move away from ‘waterfall’ change management activities in favour of safe radical problem-solving sandboxes.

My Team

I work with a network of trusted independents.

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