These two workshops will build upon the Introductory session held in August. They will provide hands-on experience with using different creative idea generation techniques to help you explore how creativity and innovation techniques can be effective in solving real business challenges.
To add context to the workshop, Dave Hall will use these techniques to work with you to tackle a very real and relevant challenge faced by many of our members today, recruiting new staff when there is a shortage, at every level it seems, and by doing so will illustrate how innovation approaches can be really practical and useful in solving seemingly ordinary challenges.
When and where?
The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, but the decisions we make and the behaviours that we display are based on models of “reality” which are based on our understanding of the out-dated patterns from the past. We MUST find ways of challenging these patterns, to free up our thinking, to generate fresh and novel (i.e. creative) ideas that then feed innovation.
A culture of creativity can substantially differentiate a business, attracting and retaining the best staff whilst enhancing performance and added value. This series of workshops will demonstrate how creativity can remove the blockages that operate within everyone’s minds to unleash the power of Breakthrough Thinking and generate ideas that are both novel and useful.
By identifying the key blocks to creativity, it is possible to develop strategies to overcome them, and then to release the creative potential of absolutely anyone.
David J Hall has been a practicing Chief Executive for 20 years; a Chartered Engineer, he holds a PhD from Cambridge University Department of Materials Science (1984) and an MBA through the Open University (1995). Since 1984 he has worked in a range of manufacturing, service and technology transfer organisations, holding positions in engineering, marketing and manufacturing management.
A passion for creativity and innovation, and a pursuit of the perfect culture, provide a common thread throughout David’s career to date. David argues we are all inherently good at generating useful ideas – but there are occasions when we need to think differently, to introduce novelty into our problem solving, and we all find this inherently difficult.