After group roles were assigned, we divided our research according to three specific topics: 1) Analog vs. Digital, 2) Corporate Innovation Trends & Collaborative Spaces,and 3) Education Trends & Collaborative Spaces. We then affinitized each group’s findings into clusters under the subjects Knowledge, Hindrances, Environment, Technology, Group Performance, and Group Behavior. We took these categories and placed them in the context of IPO according to the step in the process they most affected. This allowed us to identify the gaps within our research.
Because we were unhappy with our first round of affinitization, we decided to take a break and have at it during our next meeting. We were much more successful this time around, finding seven potential Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for an Innovation Lab!