We help you construct four teams of between 4 to 6 people each (16 to 24 team members total from your organization). These are usually your managers, directors, and most innovative employees—valuable team members you want to engage and retain. Your team members should expect to spend 30% to 50% of their time on the ExO Sprint for the duration of the program. While there may be certain challenges related to accommodating a large time commitment from such a significant population, we’ve found that the organizations that succeed in making these accommodations maximize the effectiveness of the ExO Sprint and achieve the best possible results.
We also ask that your C-suite and executive leadership be involved in three in-person sessions during the ExO Sprint: week 1, week 5, and week 10. This combined bottom-up and top-down participation is what drives alignment across your organization and helps reprogram the corporate immune system.
We require that each organization designates a project “champion” who will be responsible for coordinating the effort and driving alignment internally.
The time commitment is our biggest ask, but it's also what's required in order to drive behavior change, build skill sets, and develop a portfolio of early-stage Core and Edge initiatives that can actually move the needle at a large organization.