This business creativity course will:
- Suggest methods for overcoming roadblocks and unlocking creativity.
- Explore a range of theories related to creativity.
- Provide program participants with multiple tools for generating new ideas.
- Outline processes for evaluating ideas.
Once a group’s creative juices are flowing, ideas can materialize at astonishing speed. Sure, some are wacky, and some are zany, but some are revolutionary approaches to solving serious business challenges. This hands-on workshop looks at the value of creativity at work, the beliefs and actions that can crush creative ideas and discourage even conservative risk taking, methods for identifying problems, and a range of ideation techniques for crafting solutions to business challenges.
This workshop is offered in both a half-day and full-day format. The main difference between the two options is the number of ideation techniques we will introduce and the practice time allotted to each activity.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Explain how creativity can improve business choices and operations.
- Describe various theories related to creativity.
- Recognize idea killers and conditions that encourage a stagnant climate.
- Use a host of ideation tools.
- Methodically evaluate their ideation efforts.
- Put a plan in place to encourage workplace creativity.
The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).
Don’t Stop Before You Start: Recognizing Idea Blockers
The Creative Outlook: Valuing Creativity
What’s Your Problem?: Methodical Mess Finding
Opening the Ideation Tap: Problem, Meet Solutions
Great Idea, or Is It? Evaluation Time
Staying Juiced: Encouraging Everyday Creativity
By the end of this session, participants will be armed with a range of tools to creatively attack the next problem they encounter.