Innovation Rollout and Large-Scale Change Simulation


The Spread Simulation lets teams "what-if" the effect of different initiatives for spreading any kind of innovation or change management within a community. Typical Spread uses include New Product Launch within external customer communities or New Process/System Roll-out within internal organizational communities. After a group has played Spread to prepare for an upcoming major rollout they understand much more clearly what is really involved so they are better equipped to envisage it, plan it, identify the key risks and manage more effectively when the unexpected happens because they have already simulated it!

Change is Perturbation: You don’t really “manage” change. It’s a living thing. You perturb it. If the impact is positive you can do more of the same otherwise you must try something else.

Ken Thompson, Book Author and Simulation Designer

Spread can be easily configured with any number of spread initiatives which would be required for the specific innovation or change management roll-out programme and can be:

  • Once-off Initiatives or Repeatable a maximum number of times
  • Require single or multiple periods to complete (Milestones)
  • Initiatives which depend on other activities completing before they can commence

Each Spread Initiative can have any or all of the following effects:

  • Enhance the readiness of the Rollout Campaign and the effectiveness of all future spread initiatives
  • Engage with the Community Leaders to promote 'Word of Mouth' viral adoption spread
  • Mitigate against future risks to the rollout
  • Directly enable users to move up a level of adoption on a 5-point adoption scale

Case Study

SQS are the world’s leading quality assurance specialist, with thousands of staff globally, providing expert guidance in quality improvement strategies that deliver exceptional business results.

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Special Features

Spread can be quickly and easily configured with any set of tasks required for a rollout. All team decisions are saved and can be action-replayed afterwards to deepen the learning. Spread results are shown graphically using high impact charts showing user adoption, budget spend, user benefits and other key roll-out measures.

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A Systematic Guide to Change Management in Organizational TeamsBest Practice in Leading Change and Influencing Stakeholders

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