ExO Sprint Structure

The ExO Sprints is con­duct­ed in three main phas­es, each con­sist­ing of sub-components.

PREPARATION PHASE

Focus on mak­ing sure all ele­ments are in place before begin­ning the 10-week process.

EXECUTION PHASE

Dur­ing this 10-week phase, par­tic­i­pants gen­er­ate ideas and devel­op a set of ExO ini­tia­tives designed to trans­form the organization—and even the indus­try. Two streams run in tan­dem through­out this stage: The Core Stream is focused on innovation—adapting to exter­nal indus­try dis­rup­tion with­out chang­ing the exist­ing busi­ness mod­el (so as to avoid trig­ger­ing an immune sys­tem reac­tion). The Edge Stream is focused on disruption—
on cre­at­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of orga­ni­za­tions (new busi­ness­es out­side of the exist­ing orga­ni­za­tion), which will even­tu­al­ly lead the indus­try. Both streams are coor­di­nat­ed for a coher­ent and com­pre­hen­sive outcome.

FOLLOW-UP PHASE

The result­ing ExO ini­tia­tives are imple­ment­ed. Some will be set up with­in the exist­ing orga­ni­za­tion, oth­ers on the edge (i.e., out­side the organization).

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