We believe... ...in the potential of people in contributing to innovation, development and growth through individuals, through teams and in communities and organisations.
We have a vision... ...to connect, enable and empower people to flourish and develop, successfully navigating the challenges of our rapidly changing and complex world.
We are on a mission... ...to create simple, practical and robust resources that are immediately accessible and connect development to the performance of people.
Focused on people and their development, Innovation People began life in the hope fresh solutions could be developed addressing challenges in our increasingly complex and uncertain world. This hope became a vision.
Innovation People has a vision to develop simple, practical and robust resources supporting performance development and innovation through people. Our vision is being realised in products and services.
From micro-businesses and social enterprises to universities and global businesses, Innovation People works with clients and partners supplying simple, practical resources applied online or face-to-face benefiting people and their performance across organisations. We want you to share in our hope, our vision and what we do.
If you can’t explain something to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
- Albert Einstein
Our founder, Michael Croft established Innovation People in 2008, in order to develop simple, practical solutions to support people performance and development in an ever more complex world.
Simplicity can be difficult to find, requiring a willingness to carefully observe the world and to try new things. By way of illustration, Michael likes to tell a story of building a model car with his five-year-old grandson, recalling how the little boy asked, “How do you know what to do?” Michael replied, “You watch carefully and you keep trying yourself.”
Working with a wide range of businesses, our commitment has been realised in simple, practical integrated solutions developing people and performance.
The SPICE Framework identifies needs and measures the impact of solutions whether these be amongst individuals, teams or whole businesses.
SPICE Framework is a single integrated solution supporting the whole of a talent pipeline addressing the challenges of people and organisational development.
Built on unique graphics, the SPICE Framework is applied intuitively through on demand that may be blended with face-to-face support.
The SPICE Framework connects the identification of needs to the generation of solutions in a single, accessible and integrated service.
The SPICE Framework is the creation of Innovation People Ltd providing tools for effective and efficient decision-making and performance management.
For more information about the SPICE Framework use the contact points detailed below:
t: +44 (0) 1977 611251
Company Registration Number: 6604200
Registered office is now: 33 George St, Wakefield. WF1 1LX
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