Innovation and Creativity – Novel and Useful – Wild and Valuable – Disruptive Innovation
The second series of online workshops that are most useful attended as a series whilst remaining viable as standalone independent workshops.
If ever there was a time that demanded an injection of creativity, it is surely now; not when we get to the other side of COVID-19, but during lockdown, getting ready to hit the ground at full tilt with fresh approaches to a truly unique set of challenges.
This session will demonstrate how creative techniques can address extraordinary circumstances, providing leaders with a detailed understanding of the techniques and the ability to adapt the outcomes of the process to their own organisation.
The start-point for creative problem solving techniques is invariably a specific challenge, unique to a business … but that is not the situation today; every business is broadly facing the same extreme challenges – although the answers for each will vary according to their specific context. So, a number of problem statements that are driven by the lockdown and relevant to all have been analysed.
Each has been taken through a number of different creativity techniques and 75% of the “Creative Problem Solving Cycle” (see above) has been completed … using the techniques to generate an array of Intermediate Impossibles (i.e. “novel and useless” ideas) ready to convert to novel and useful (i.e. creative) but now needing to be applied to the individual business (see brief animated explanation: https://youtu.be/IdiW20IQyzM). 3 techniques have been applied (Bionics, Superheroes, and Reversal) to each of the challenges.
Attendees need no previous experience in creative problem-solving techniques, and the content will be relevant to organisations of all types (private, public and third sectors). No preparation is required before-hand – just attend with an open mind!
The first of a series of online workshops that are most useful attended as a series whilst remaining viable as standalone independent workshops.
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.
This Masterclass will demonstrate how creativity can remove the blockages that operate within everyone’s minds, to unleash the power of Breakthrough Thinking, to generate ideas that are both novel and useful. A culture of creativity can substantially differentiate a business, attracting and retaining the best staff whilst enhancing added value.
Attendees will leave with:
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.
The presentation will explore the following topics:
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.
A high energy, engaging, motivational, inspirational speaker he is focused on getting the best out of people, releasing potential and culture transformation. He believes if you get the “people thing” right, then quality products and service will follow, with profits/value to match.
|David is Founder and Chief Executive of the Ideas Centre and provides a range of supporting material to challenge the traditional thinking that traps us within the world of “more of the same”.|
We invite qualifying operational leaders to attend MD2MD as our guest.
This person online