Kickbox - innovation in a box from Adobe

Posted on by Brandon Klein

What is Kickbox?

Kickbox is a new innovation process that Adobe developed for its own use and then open-sourced so everyone can use it. It is both a process for individuals and a system for deploying that process across an organization at scale. It’s designed to increase innovator effectiveness, accelerate innovation velocity, and measurably improve innovation outcomes. It can also optimize innovation investments by reducing costs compared to traditional approaches.
Who is Kickbox for?

Kickbox is designed for both individual innovators and organizations. Individuals can use this site to go through the Kickbox process on their own and organizations can deploy the Kickbox process to their employees at scale.
What does Kickbox do?

Adobe Kickbox delivers an actionable process for discovering new opportunities, validating customer engagement, and evaluating new business potential. It includes tools that help innovators define, refine, validate, and evolve their idea.

Kickbox helps innovators

    Be more effective and have more impact
    Build valuable life skills and experience (for example, ideation, divergent thinking, and business creation)
    Increase job satisfaction and engagement (as demonstrated by participant evaluation scores)
    Discover (or rediscover) their passion for delighting customers

Kickbox helps organizations

    Increase innovation quantity, quality, and speed across the organization
    Empower existing innovators to be more effective and more engaged
    Identify and activate latent innovators (who may not know they’re innovators)
    Foster an innovation culture and attract innovators to the organization

Jeremy Dann, an Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business wrote a case study on Adobe Kickbox and said;

"Between my consulting, teaching and writing, I’ve worked with around three dozen companies
on their innovation programs, but this is the most open, yet comprehensive mobilization of employee
innovation talent I’ve ever come across."