7 Tips for Running a Better Brainstorm

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Apr 25, 2018 3:03:25 PM

 

It can be all too easy getting caught up in the dreaded daily work routine. It's oftentimes these repetitive rhythms and workflows which lead to the same, ordinary ways of thinking.

 

When looking to inject some creativity into your next meeting or project, look no further than organizing a brainstorm to uncover your next, great idea. 

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Topics: Innovation, Design Thinking, ExperienceInnovation, Article

The 3 Habits of Creative People

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Oct 5, 2017 11:21:37 AM

(3 min read)

What makes creative people different? How are they able to consistently arrive at more innovative solutions than most?

They have calibrated their problem solving reflexes to practice key Creative Habits. It’s these habits that ensure they arrive at better solutions faster.

In 1958 the average lifespan of a top performing company was 61 years. Today, it is a mere 18 years (and shrinking). To stay competitively relevant, organizations must find and flex their creativity.

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Topics: Creative Confidence, Thought Leadership, Innovation, Game Changer, Design Thinking, ExperienceInnovation, Article

The Road to Change: Integrating Two Hospitals

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Aug 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

(9 min read)

Kingston General Hospital is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership. As southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, KGH serves people from across the region through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites. 

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Topics: Change Management, Change, ExperienceChange, Article

Here's What It Takes to Build Innovation Capability

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jun 30, 2017 11:20:00 AM

(7 min read)

As we discussed in a previous post, we recently looked at a variety of different organizations that have succeeded in their efforts to build innovation capability, and a number of common patterns emerged—foremost of which is a multi-year change journey with key waypoints along the path.

The next question, of course, is how did they get from point A to point B?

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Topics: Innovation, Change, Article

The Value of Facilitation

Posted by ExperiencePoint on May 29, 2017 9:37:46 AM

Facilitation guru Michael Wilkinson once said: “You can achieve more effective results when solutions are created, understood and accepted by the people impacted.”

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Topics: Facilitators, Article

Charting Your Journey to Innovator: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Apr 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM

(7 min read)

More organizations than ever are embarking on the journey to build innovation capability as a way to improve agility in the face of market disruption. But many of these initiatives will hit roadblocks, veer off course or run out of gas along the way.

Just what is it that separates the successful journey from the bumpy ride?

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Topics: Innovation, Change, Article

5 Ways to Get Started with DIY Innovation

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jan 16, 2017 11:03:00 AM

(4 min read)

Recently, we talked about the fact that our greatest innovators might actually be right under our noses. In fact, the people who are closest to the problem, living and dealing with it every day, are often the ones who are best suited to solving it. They understand it like no one else.

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Topics: IDEO, Innovation, diy, Article

How to Build Commitment to a Culture of Innovation

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Nov 7, 2016 11:03:00 AM

(4 min read)

You’ve heeded the rallying cry to create a new culture of innovation. You’ve established the foundation for this new culture by cultivating new mindsets and creating the conditions to support the new behaviors. So why haven’t those new behaviors and actions become part of the organizational DNA?

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Topics: Innovation, culture, Article

Are Your Most Valuable Innovators Hiding in Plain Sight?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jun 9, 2016 3:17:11 PM

(5 min read)

A number of months ago, IDEO announced that it had joined kyu collective, a creative collective of partner companies working together to come up with solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. While the intentions are grand, the concept is fairly simple: bring together organizations with complementary creative skills and missions, give them the tools to collaborate, invent, make, prototype and design, and it’s not only possible but likely that they’ll do great things.

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Topics: Innovation, Article

What Does It Really Mean to Create a Culture of Innovation?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on May 4, 2016 1:47:52 PM

"We need to create a culture of innovation."  

(4 min read)

So begins a familiar conversation in boardrooms across the world. The reasons for wanting innovation (game-changing products, services and processes) are well understood. But why "culture"?  

Here’s how Tony Bond, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work®, answers that question in his work:

Why focus on culture? Workplace culture, intentionally or unintentionally, affects how your employees and your customers experience the business and the brand.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, Article

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