Three Innovation Metaphors, Animated

December 29, 2023

We love to use metaphors to help discuss and work through some of the toughest topics that corporate change-makers encounter. Here are three short animations, from Lisa Rothstein of Drawing Out Your Genius, that we created together to promote a session at our Impact 2023 conference on creating visual metaphors for common innovation challenges.

How could you use metaphors to help your team think through its role… getting the right support and resources… or getting new products to market?

Above: Companies say they want to innovate… but sometimes, no senior executive wants to put their reputation on the line by supporting a risky new idea.

Above: Innovators don’t always get the resources they need…but they make it work against all odds.

Above: Big companies can sometimes feel like aircraft carriers. So what’s the job of an innovator in that environment?