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Creativity & Innovation for Change

The human mind, once stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The avalanche of powerful ideas that participants explore and create with the Creativity and Innovation for Change workshop causes an irreversible expansion of the mind. Once they are back on the job, they view things very differently. They overcome the paralysis by analysis syndrome. Their capacity to generate ideas on demand becomes one of their greatest assets.

Organizations need people who make waves, who don't do business as usual or accept the status quo. These are the people who will create new products and services, come up with breakthrough improvements, and achieve extraordinary accomplishments. These are the people who will challenge things as they are.

"People look at things as they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never have been and ask, why not?" - George Bernard Shaw

Asking "Why not?" is one of many idea-generation techniques participants learn in the Creativity and Innovation for Change training program.

What You Learn:

  • Pre-workshop preparation: Materials to market innovation to your company / Pre workshop exercises.

Thinking and the Brain:

  • Examples of creative thinking. What is it?
  • The difference between logical thinking and creative thinking.
  • A peak at the brain; the way we think
  • Habitual vs. Creative thinking - Thinking in Patterns.

The Case for Innovation:

  • Case studies from some of America's leading companies that benefited from creating a culture of innovation, including innovation programs at 3M, GE, IDEO, and others.

Blocks to Our Creativity: 

  • Perceptual, Cultural, and Emotional blocks

Creative Problem Solving:

  • Problem identification techniques

Idea generation techniques​

  • Learn a battery of creative idea generation methods and tools

Creating Innovative Products and Services:

  • Lessons from Google, Xerox, and other organizations
  • Ways to produce innovative solutions for challenging problems.
  • Exercise on creating the product or service of the future.

Building a Culture of Innovation for Change:

  • Characteristics of the innovative culture
  • Creating a culture of continuous innovation.
  • Lessons and strategies from GE, 3M, Disney, IDEO, Pfizer, and others.
  • Creating company-wide innovation action-teams

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On their applications they list the same last name, address and phone number. They were born to the same parents, on the same day, same month, same year. Everything is identical. The receptionist says, “You must be twins.” They say, “No.” How is that possible?

Take a moment to try to figure it out before continuing. Write the possible answers below.
This question, with a photo of two women, appeared in a national magazine, taking a full color page. Most people can’t figure it out. So you turn the page of the magazine to see a photo of a car, with the following line below it:

They are two from a set of triplets.

The quiz turned out to be an ad for a Ford SUV. The ad says,
“If the answer wasn’t obvious, start thinking differently. Which is exactly the strategy behind the totally new Ford Expedition. Brilliant solutions are easy to see in hindsight. But, having the foresight to come up with one is something completely different. Smart, innovative ideas require unconventional thinking. You have to think without boundaries. The result: 123 major innovations.”

HumaNext offers creativity & innovation training and trainer certification, off-the-shelf workshop, and assessments. 

Now you can have your team go online and in a few minutes create their individual and organizational creativity profiles and chart the possible gap between their capacity for innovation and the limitations imposed by their work culture.
This fascinating tool has enabled some of America’s leading organizations to uncover and look at the gap between their people’s creativity potential and their corporate culture’s tolerance for innovation.
This revealing picture provides training facilitators, consultants, and executives with never before available look, and measurements, of the state of innovation in the organization. 

The 84-item assessment, available both online or paper and pencil, provides feedback in the seven categories research shows contribute to creativity and innovation:

Creative capacity
Levels of curiosity
Pattern breaking skills
Idea nurturing ability
Willingness to experiment and take risks
Courage and resilience levels
Energetic persistence 

Creativity Quiz:
Two women apply for jobs
They look exactly alike..