Clayton Utz

Developing and delivering a comprehensive capability-building program designed to increase the team's innovation clarity and skill.

Clayton Utz wanted to bring structure, a shared understanding, and the capability to innovate into the firm to drive better problem-solving and ultimately, firm growth.

What we did for Clayton Utz

Inventium developed and delivered a comprehensive capability-building program designed to increase internal innovation clarity and skill. We equipped lawyers and non-lawyers with tools to solve client problems more innovatively and to get quick runs on the board for the firm. As part of this, Inventium:

  • Ran several workshops with all partners across the firm to educate them on the what and how of innovation
  • Delivered innovation capability building to 55 Innovation Champions, a number that continues to grow every quarter
  • Led an “Invention” project on a specific challenge, whereby we identified three breakthrough opportunities for innovation, generated 60+ ideas for their biggest challenge, ran two experiments, and are now providing mentoring to the Innovation Champions in designing further experiments and analysing results

The results

  • Aligned the partner group on the importance of innovation and how to get better at it. Inventium’s Ignition workshops delivered a shared understanding and purpose for innovation
  • Through one of the firm’s first experiments that Inventium helped to lead, the firm made a significant sale through its work on addressing a real client frustration
  • The firm now has a clear and deliberate approach to coming up with solutions to problems and then testing ideas rigorously without spending much time, money, or effort
  • Significantly increased firm-wide engagement in innovation
  • Generated over 90 ideas for one of the specific Innovation Missions Inventium worked on, of which five ideas are now in experimentation

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“Inventium has added credibility, understanding and awareness to innovation at Clayton Utz. Through Inventium’s training, our Innovation Champions have an in-depth understanding of a repeatable innovation process that is producing tangible results.”

Clayton Utz