For innovation to flourish, organizations must create an environment that fosters creativity; bringing together multi-talented groups of people who work in close collaboration together— exchanging knowledge, ideas and shaping the direction of the future. Easier said than done in siloed environments.
The ability to collaborate across disciplines, business units and customers is crucial to your innovation success —especially when you are engaged in lean, agile, and/or design thinking processes. Good collaboration fosters original thinking, creativity, and innovation.
“Bad collaboration is worse than no collaboration.” —Morten T Hansen
Workshops are customized for your organization to help leaders and teams in marketing, sales, HR, engineering, IT, finance, R&D and related functions.
Workshops are based in part on the research of Morten T Hansen, Warren Bennis, and Google re:Work, as well as Orchestrating Collaboration at Work: Using music, improv, storytelling and other arts to improve teamwork (a book on collaboration that was conceived and written collaboratively).
Hands-on activities involve arts-based approaches to create safety, build trust, find shared values, shift perceptions, and uncover the ‘group gold’ that leads to breakthroughs in problem-solving. The arts are especially useful in helping people from different cultures find common ground and build cohesion.
Bonus: No fake team-building exercises.
Time frame: half-day to two days
How can we help your organization collaborate and innovate?