Creativity and innovation, lateral thinking, thinking out of the box. It's all change, change, change these days.
So how do you go about it? How do you develop new ideas, new products, new services, new business models? If you keep on doing what you always did . . . you'll keep on getting what you always got!
Continuous improvement can flow from the old models. But conceptual changes need conceptually different creative processes. This is a challenge for really bringing in external forces. For embracing maverick thinking. For doing things differently in order to do different things.
Have you ever heard "We don't do things like that around here?" If so, do you challenge it – or accept it? If you don't hear it, is it perhaps because nobody even tries to change?
Change is the result of a process, of a system, of a culture. And most processes, systems and cultures appear to have been designed to inhibit the application of imagination!
- Set unreasonable expectations
- Stretch your business definition
- Create a cause, not a business
- Listen to new voices
- Design an open market for ideas
- Offer an open market for capital
- Open up the market for talent
- Lower the risks of experimentation
- Make like a cell - divide and divide
- Pay your innovators well - really well.
We have lots of examples of what others do. And we can coach you in how to create your own creative environment.
The companies that survive are the ones that evolve. We don't know whether you want to survive, but we guess you probably do. So, what are you doing about it? When did you last conduct an innovation audit - or hold a meeting in an unusual environment? You can find out more about facilitation or contact us now to discuss creativity and innovation.
Or, of course, you could do nothing.
The choice is yours.
Why not contact us now.
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