It’s one of those classic questions: “Do you remember where you were when that thing happened?” Everybody remembers such pivotal moments, frozen in time. Like the day life as we knew it suddenly came to a halt with the Covid lockdown. It was around this time, while we were getting used to the basic rules of social distancing, that we at Schuberg Philis had the last on-site Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN) meetup for 2020.
At the event, Blinklane’s Arent van ’t Spijker, founder of the COIN framework, introduced his book about the framework and shared insights behind the stories featured in the book. Achmea’s Nicole Stroeken shared her learnings from their company-wide implementation, and lessons from the transition. Our own Ilja Heitlager shared his views on innovation management for Schuberg Philis. For example, he discussed how COIN inspired the company’s specific innovation strategy, which applies both to Schuberg Philis internally and to the innovation work we do for customers.
We look back on this special meeting as the very last get-together of the “old normal.” And we look forward to continuing our innovation efforts face-to-face as soon as possible.