APPLIED INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN THE WORKLACE
What is this course about
This course was designed for those needing to discover methods to creatively contribute to the growth of companies.
Participants will get insight into the world of local entrepreneurship and innovation and to apply those lessons to their own environment. At the end of this program, participants will understand the innovation process and possess tools to stimulate solution creation.
The background and tools covered will enable participants to immediately run more effective sessions and encourage novel solutions to be generated. The premise of the program revolves around linking creative tools to the senses. Namely, these are both as we know them – sight, hearing, feel, smell and taste and in a more modern manner, through intuition.
These concepts are enhanced with carefully prepared case studies, role-plays and exercises and are backed up by scientific basis, documented methods and physical connotation to aid participants in their quest for optimum results in their future creative engagements.
WHY THIS COURSE IS ESSENTIAL
..in an article in The Economist it was suggested that the biggest challenge facing organizations is identifying and developing individuals with “brainpower (both natural and trained) and especially the ability to think creatively” (Frymire, 2006).
The Boston Consulting Group has been running an annual strategy survey for the last 8 years. For 7 out of 8 years creativity and innovation have been the top ranked strategic imperative.
Who is this course for?
Those wishing to upgrade their ability to contribute to the growth of organizations and to assist in the generation of ideas using a variety of techniques. Managers, supervisors and department heads who would like to move into the field of Innovation and acquire the skills to immediately drive the creativity of those around them.
What will I learn?
Innovation Today, Invention versus Innovation and the Global Ecosystem
Initially we will define innovation and value creation. In Singapore, and worldwide, Innovation is a hot topic, as businesses strive to obtain every inch of competitive advantage. You will learn to understand the context and appreciate the importance of creating a platform for creativity in an Asian Context. We will discuss the measures that encourage innovation in the local ecosystem
Culture and team’s role in the Innovative process
Team and organizational culture is of utmost importance. You will gain insights into the contributing factors that influence culture and the importance of team make up and diversity.
Primarily, as leaders, you are faced with pre-existing mindsets. You will learn to tackle limiting beliefs. Understand the importance of setting the right environment. We will discuss physical factors that act as catalysts.
The Iceberg- Analogical Thinking
We will delve into what has been the ‘root of all innovation’ and learn to apply related techniques.
Trends in Innovation
We will open your eyes to the latest world-wide innovation trends and will discuss the practical application of Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing and Job Thinking.
Disruptive Questioning and Visual Thinking
In this session you will be equipped with awareness and tools to use this source of creative thinking that unlocks the mind. We will also be looking at how different types of visual thinking can be used to frame sessions and get everyone on the same page.
We will discuss the frequently committed mistakes when it comes to creating a conducive creative environment and not falling into these ‘pitfalls’.
Re-Framing and Intuitive Thinking
You will learn the concepts around taking a different perspective and learn to apply related techniques to generate novel ideas. You will understand strengths and weaknesses of using intuition as a basis for idea generation and decision making and the strengths or weaknesses thereof.