Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards

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Workshop “Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards” was held last week in Zagreb. After the introduction to creativity and newest technology and business trends, participants learned to use combinations of different triggers and ideas to inspire new improvements & features to their ideas.

52 Creativity Cards helped in filling many blank pages on the workshop with new ideas and this concept was at the end evaluated as successful and valuable.

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Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be

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They are special sort of us: Entrepreneurs. Oh yes, they are! But, what with people who are still thinking about it and maybe are still too shy in trying to start they own business. Last week, I held a course for young entrepreneurs and it was challenging to see how they react on many creativity exercises and could it be successful to make them future innovators.  Continue reading “Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be”

Creative workshops with students

I have the opportunity to run brainstorming events for students and the biggest impression is that it’s not the same thing as doing workshop in some company. First, they never have enough time to finish their idea, if you give them a full day, they’ll spend it brainstorming. They are often stucked at one idea and try to go to technical details spending too much time on one idea, even if they have brainstorming rules on the desk. But, they are used to have authority, so they listen to all advices – that’s why here the role of facilitator is … Continue reading Creative workshops with students

The power of innovation campaigns

It’s easy to start innovation campaign, but to do it in a right way you need to be stick to some principles. So, to get really good, focused ideas much work has to be done before the start. If it’s possible it is best to have fixed topic, maybe also the customer behind it! Then your participants will have the biggest chance for innovation. It’s not important to buy newest piece of software to support the campaign, it can be done in a simplest way, which is in most cases – the best way. Sharepoint or even the Excel sheets … Continue reading The power of innovation campaigns

first workshop abroad

I have done my “Innovations & Creativity Workshop” first time outside Croatia. The pleasure was to be in Budapest for 2 days in front of creative people who was interested to listen to my stories. The reaction is almost the same as in Croatia, inventor stories about silly innovations, accidental inventions and success stories was best accepted. Open innovation chapter was also very interesting and I’m now sure that everyone could be convinced that open innovations are future in many companies. Next thing that is always interesting wherever I am, are inpirational internet sites mentioned in last post (creativity avalanche). … Continue reading first workshop abroad

innovation brainstorming workshops

Last month, I had four innovation workshops with brainstorming sessions, and what I learned is that in each group I can expect allways different situation. I had groups with 7-17 participants, they were from the same technical field and have the same techical knowledge. What was common in all 4 workshops is that the boss is always the leader with most ideas(that’s good), other innovative people from past are followers, but some of participants haven’t contribute at all. I reach some of them, with showing the benefits of ideas to indivudual(incentives+glory). Important is to notify about successful ideas from their … Continue reading innovation brainstorming workshops