Global consulting firm Protiviti has opened a new Protiviti iNN innovation site in London, following on from the opening of sites in New York and Chicago earlier this year.
The London site will serve as an in-house incubator and accelerator of ideas and next-generation solutions for clients and the firm. The presence of the site within Protiviti’s London office significantly differentiates Protiviti’s innovation culture, reminding employees and clients of the firm’s commitment to innovative solutions on a daily basis.
“Our innovation sites bring together a collection of our people to incubate ideas and accelerate our exploration of new and emerging technologies. We’re constantly looking at ways we can apply them to our clients’ business challenges”, said Jonathan Wyatt, a managing director with Protiviti U.K. and leader of Protiviti Digital.
“When our clients come and participate in activities and design-thinking workshops with us, they find that not only is it a creatively stimulating experience, but they leave with something tangible that they can apply to their business”.
The London opening creates an opportunity for employees from all functions to become ‘residents’ and serve three-month secondments at the site. Through this unique creative rotation and secondment program, the firm maximises opportunities for global employees to participate in the Protiviti iNNTM program.
Innovation site teams hold a diverse mix of expertise, backgrounds and skillsets and work together without hierarchy or titles. Residents are free to be creative and are encouraged to learn about emerging technologies and operating methods. Residents serving at Protiviti iNN sites utilise cutting-edge communication tools, collaboration methods and virtual technologies to enable team-working and ideation. They are also able to apply design-thinking principles and leverage agile methodology on their case work.
“Our innovation sites have the latest technology to enable our teams to explore imaginative ideas in new ways,” added Wyatt. “We’ve also provided access to the latest tools and gadgets to enable participants to prototype these ideas and make them real.”