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

Are You Driving Innovation in 2018?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Feb 2, 2018 11:27:29 AM

 

Have you ever wondered how to enable your people to deliver innovative ideas to your most pressing challenges?

Those individuals and teams who deliver on this promise have a honed set of skills, techniques and creative habits to arrive at better solutions faster. Innovation will play a pivotal in generating breakthrough results in 2018 — unleash new ways of thinking and working with ExperiencePoint.

 

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Topics: Innovation, Design Thinking, ExperienceInnovation

ExperienceInnovation™ | Aware Featured in Ignite Magazine!

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Nov 8, 2017 1:55:30 PM

We’re excited to share that ExperiencePoint’s latest product, ExperienceInnovation™ | Aware, has been featured in Ignite Magazine - a resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. 

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Topics: Creative Confidence, Innovation, Game Changer, Design Thinking, ExperienceInnovation

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

Innovation and Change Behind the Scenes: Designing an Inviting and Collaborative Office Environment

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Aug 23, 2017 9:03:00 AM

(8 min read)

We’re lucky to have an office environment that truly reflects and, in many ways, is an integral part of the ExperiencePoint culture. But with more EPers joining the team at a fairly rapid pace in 2016, our hallways started filling up as we began to run out of assigned homes for people.

How to solve the problem? Well, we had a few assumptions about what we should do, but we soon realized, the answers aren’t always as obvious as they may seem on the surface.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, behind the scenes

Innovation and Change Behind the Scenes: Developing ExperienceInnovation Aware

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Mar 27, 2017 3:00:00 AM

(11 min read)

ExperienceInnovation is a family of experiential workshops  designed to awaken, nurture and improve people’s creative reflexes. With the launch of Aware, the newest member of the ExperienceInnovation family of products, we thought it would be a good time to take a peek behind the scenes of ExperiencePoint’s product development process and the journey from idea to market.

We sat down with Greg Warman, who leads EP’s innovation practice, and Ross Tom, EP’s Head of Marketing, to find out what went into the development of Aware.

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Topics: Innovation, Design Thinking, ExperienceInnovation, behind the scenes

Innovation and Change Behind the Scenes: Video Brainstorming Yields the Ultimate Editorial Calendar

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Oct 14, 2016 11:03:00 AM

(7 min read)

Sure, we talk a good game about making innovation an instinct and change a reflex. But that wouldn’t add up to much if we weren’t actively walking the talk every day.

In this series, we’ll be heading behind the scenes at ExperiencePoint, introducing you to some of our team members and showing you how they’re using the principles of ExperienceInnovation and ExperienceChange to get game-changing results in their own areas and across the business.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, behind the scenes

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

4 Ways Design Thinking Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Feb 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

(4 min read)

As we discussed in our previous post, a common challenge organizations face with their innovation initiatives is getting the idea out in the world. Executives put out the mandate:

We need to be more innovative. We want great ideas. Innovation needs to be part of our core principles and everyday practice.

But even when great solutions are introduced to the organization, many remain best-kept secrets, failing to ever reach scale. More often than not, the problem is that the stakeholders who will make or break the idea’s execution aren’t ready, willing and able to support its success. They haven’t bought in to the change.

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

Are Your Innovative Solutions Gathering Dust?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jan 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

(3 min read)

A company senses changes ahead in its market, changes that could rock its very foundation. Against this turning tide, it assembles an enthusiastic, talented team and gives them a mission: go create the future.

And that’s what the team does. It challenges convention. It tries out new ideas. It develops concepts and components that look nothing like the status quo. It’s a radical leap forward.

And they can’t seem to get management to care. The executives’ implicit question: How can this be our future when it’s not even part of our bread-and-butter product line?

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

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