I recently organised a workshop with Sara Jones of City University, London. Sara wanted to use the Digital Shoreditch Festival as an opportunity to generate new and useful ideas on ‘How to foster a culture of collaboration between universities and industry’.
The festival brings together diverse participants from start-ups, SMEs, large companies and academia for a series of talks and panel discussions. The diversity of the participants provided a great opportunity to get input from a wide range of interesting people.
However, running an idea generation workshop between conference presentations and panel discussions presented us with some challenges.Continue reading “Tablecloths for Idea Generation”
Have you read Making is Connecting by David Gauntlett? It’s a great book about creative collaboration and how this enhances creativity, creates a sense of community and improves individual happiness. If you are interested in creativity, collaboration and change I’d recommend you read it.Continue reading “Creativity is a Feeling”
Enterprise social networks (like Yammer or Jive) are great for sharing information, having conversations and developing ideas.
I seen a number of businesses implement enterprise social networks. I know that some of them have been disappointed with the outcomes. They’ve invested in the implementation and roll out. Technically the implementations have been great. Yet people post comments like:
‘This is cool. What do we do with it?’Continue reading “Enterprise Social Networks: Build It and They Will Come (Maybe)”
Have you thought of running innovation challenges? They can:
- solve your most pressing problems
- increase productivity, reduce costs
- capture the creative energy of everyone in your organisation
They’re engaging, interesting and motivating.Continue reading “Capture the Creative Energy of Everyone in your Organisation”
Two types of fear can prevent us from being creative:
- fears about ourselves
- fears about how we will be received by other people.
‘Fears about yourself prevent you from doing your best work’ Continue reading “Fear and Innovation”
Creativity is rather mysterious. What is creativity? How are people creative? Are some ideas more creative than others?
I thought I’d share some of the concepts that have helped my understanding of creativity. Hopefully they’ll be of use to you too.Continue reading “Creativity – Making Sense of the Mystery”