Creativity and Innovation

World class innovations often come from creative conversations and collaborations. Establishing innovative ideas through creativity is difficult if your company culture is not entrepreneurial or open to change.

The goal is a creative culture where people are empowered to innovate, where experimentation is welcome and not banished and the best concepts are followed through to completion.

To many, creativity and innovation is a luxury but not innovating is even more risky. It may not be a market facing new product or service. It may be an innovative new internal process that will make the business more efficient. Taking the time to get creative and think laterally can return ideas that transform a business. If you are not thinking of innovating then your competitors are!

We take Google’s view on creativity and innovation in the workplace. To paraphrase:

“Work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. Great, creative things are more likely to happen with the right company culture. New ideas emerge in a café line, at a team meeting or at the gym. They may be the launch pad for a new project destined for worldwide use”.

This session may not come up with the next Google algorithm but it will show you that thinking differently is not a crime and can result in some valuable outcomes that could propel your business past your competition.

We will show you how to create a creative environment and harness lateral thinking to create true innovations that will sustain and propel your business. On this course, nothing is wrong or out of bounds  so let the creativity begin!

Creativity and Innovation FAQs

How much is this course?

Our courses are designed for you the client, which means that the pricing structure is also specific for you the client. We work with huge and tiny companies, always finding appropriate pricing models for each of them.

Do you use powerpoint for your courses?

Our training courses are highly engaging and designed to challenge you to think and act. We don’t believe a powerpoint presentation delivers this, so we never use it for any of our courses.

What resources will I receive on your courses?

All attendees will receive professionally printed A5 workbooks covering every aspect of the training delivered. These make a great reference resource for the future and can be supplied in electronic format too.

How experienced are your trainers?

All of our trainers come with many years of real world operational experience. They are able to bring maturity of thinking and the experience of real life situations into the training room.

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