Stanley Black and Decker Case Study

Opportunity

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Stanley Black and Decker, manufacturer of household and commercial grade tools, sought to create a common approach to innovation within its many business units around the world. With a desire to find ways to infuse artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, virtual reality and more into the business units, its team of inventors would need a common methodology to follow to ensure all business units received a consistent experience. 

Approach

We met with the team of inventors at Stanley Black and Decker to understand its current state processes, future state objectives, and the personas it sought to serve throughout its business units. We also educated them on our own methodology and way in which we guide clients through the innovation lifecycle. With this shared understanding, we began building a comprehensive training manual, facilitation kit, scorecards, activities and more for Stanley Black and Decker’s inventors to leverage going forward. Throughout the process, we held reviews with stakeholders to make tweaks and adjustments to ensure the final results aligned to the company culture and desired outcomes sought by the company.

Outcomes

Response to the new innovator’s training and toolkit were very positive! The team of inventors began to integrate components of the toolkit over time, due to work that was already in flight. The toolkit is now part of the collection of onboarding and execution procedures available for the inventor’s team as it expands to accommodate an increase in business unit participation in innovation activities.