Capture the Creative Energy of Everyone in your Organisation

Innovation Challenges (Image by HikingArtist.com)

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

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Time your Tweets for Maximum Impact

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When you Tweet has a big impact on how effectively you get your message across.
If you’re organising a Tweet campaign you have to think about your tatget audience. Ask yourself when they will be most receptive to the message you want to deliver. Then time your Tweets so they have the maximum impact. Continue reading
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Fear and Innovation

Analyse your creative fears

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’ [1] Continue reading

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Social Creativity = People + Appropriate Technology

A Model for Social Creativity
Crowdsourcing, collaboration, co-creation – there’s a lot of interest in how to involve more people in creative processes. It is often referred to as ‘social creativity’.

But do we really understand how to combine people, technology and creativity to generate new solutions?
Here’s a simple four step model that can help commercial organisations, not-for-profits and social enterprises: Continue reading
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Creativity – Making Sense of the Mystery

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

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What is Innovation?

If you want a lively discussion get ten of your friends together and ask them to produce a definition of innovation. Continue reading
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