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The Hero

The highest performance comes from energized, innovative employees.

The Villain

Autonomy is not enough.

The more work feels top-down, the lower the performance.

The Plan

Launch a skunkworks program to open up a second engine for innovation.

It creates the same high energy dynamics you find in startups.

This isn’t Google’s 20% time. The second engine comes entirely from extra productivity, with zero impact to official projects and schedules.

Skunkworks program

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Executive

Announces
skunkworks program

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Catalyst

Provides dedicated support
to employees

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Managers

Sponsor projects they like,
ignore the rest

The Stakes

Your company was once the star of the industry. Growing quickly. Full of adventure.

Now growth has slowed. The adventure is gone. Careers are at risk.

If your team can’t restart growth, all will be lost.

The Quest

It’s time to gear up and begin the adventure.

We can help.

We help you get started

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Explore Terrain

We provide the services you need to explore the skunkworks program, and what it can do for your team.

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Launch Campaign

We provide the catalyst to launch the skunkworks program. 60 days to energized, innovative employees.

Schedule Call

The best way to get started is to schedule a call with Jim Verquist. Founder of Engine2 Innovation.

We’ll set aside 45 minutes for you.