Community Collaboration Workshops Come in All Sizes


On Wednesday, I delivered the closing keynote at the Real Time Marketing Lab with a mini-workshop on using strategic thinking super models to help C-suite executives understand social networking and content marketing strategy.

Business Storytelling Training Workshop

A business storytelling training workshop can help us to learn this craft and develop our communication skills. There are many workshops emerging designed to help leaders at many levels in organization communicate and innovate with greater impact through story.

The Evolution of Workshops


Collaborative Meetings Matching Pace with Technology

Creative Thinking Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration


We facilitated a follow-up innovation workshop for an industrial client. In previous workshops, a large group convened and re-imagined a manufacturing process to improve quality, while maintaining costs and production efficiency.

41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well


In nearly every Brainzooming community collaboration workshop, we conclude with a Plus-Minus-Interesting-Recommendation-Question exercise (a PMIRQ for short). 41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well. New People Coming Together Collaboratively and Effectively.

Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style


After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style! Collaborative Innovation bottom-up campaign team collaborative innovation communication crowdvoting executive sponsor idea management ideation ideation contests innovation champions open innovation question suggestion box synergy top-down workshop

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy


Suppose you are on the hook to put together a team meeting or workshop to develop a strategy. Is there something or some place you can go to get ideas on how to develop a strategy workshop? Strategic Planning Process – Ideas for a Workshop to Develop Strategy.

7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training


What are your expectations from a creative thinking workshop? That is the first question I ask the audience at a Brainzooming creative thinking workshop. 7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training. At that workshop, we concentrated on the “What’s It Like?”

Innovation Workshop Lessons – 6 Keys to Facilitating Executive Interviews


The latest confirmation took place this week as we created and presented a new Brainzooming innovation workshop on how to develop insights to fuel innovation. We developed this new Brainzooming innovation workshop for the management team within the department leading the innovation push.

The 6 Types of Strategic Planning Activities for a Workshop


What types of strategic planning activities are in a strategic thinking workshop ? As we collaborate with a client to design strategic planning activities for a strategic thinking workshop , we explore various possibilities.

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Winning Ideas and Beyond: 4 Steps to Effective Product Concept Development Workshops

Planview Spigit

Are you utilizing concept development workshops as part of your ideation processes? This blog post will help you understand the value of concept development workshops and the steps you can take to find out if those winning ideas you have are the right ones to implement.

Are you starving for powerful female leaders in your strategy planning workshop?


We were facilitating report outs at a strategy planning workshop after multiple teams tackled developing high-level plans to improve various employee challenges in a relatively high-performing company. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Diversity Performance Strategic Thinking Strategy

5 Ideas for Expanding Innovation Strategy Workshop Participants


Who should you invite to participate in an innovation strategy workshop ? Working with a client to identify potential participants for an innovation strategy workshop, we identified five other participant profiles to expand the workshop diversity: 1.

Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Braden Kelley

Innovation by its very nature, requires collaboration. Innovation is not a solo activity. While the rare lone genius may be able to invent something on their own (although still always inspired by others), nobody can innovate by themselves.

12 Reasons Why Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration


By and large, hotel meetings rooms suck for actually encouraging people to collaborate and work productively. 12 Reasons Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration. The room configurations don’t allow for people to move around and collaborate with each other.

6 Ways a Strategy Workshop (or NFL Practice) Is Most Productive


Not wasting time is a major part of why a Brainzooming strategy workshop is so focused on effective time management. The moves the Buffalo Bills are making and the associated reasons and benefits match closely to how The Brainzooming Group designs a strategy workshop.

5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop


Right after that article, The Brainzooming Group facilitated a small innovation strategy workshop with a client. We discussed the approach for the client’s upcoming thirty-person new process innovation strategy workshop. 5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop.

15 Things to Look for in a Business Collaboration


I mentioned upcoming business collaboration opportunities for Brainzooming yesterday , including co-presentations, creating content, and developing new workshop and training offerings. What to look for in a business collaboration? The collaboration will yield mutual benefits.

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop


We put this infographic together for a client today to distill The Brainzooming Group approach into a few images depicting what we do to pave the way for a great strategic thinking workshop. 6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop


Last week, we presented a creative and strategic thinking workshop for a Brainzooming reader who leads the national sales division of a global industrial manufacturer. We integrated the Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop into their annual sales meeting.

Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity


Interestingly, the most challenging situation for Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop success is when it includes TOO MANY individuals viewing themselves as creative. Talking with someone about the most difficult Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop EVER inspired the blurb below.

Creative Thinking Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach


We’re with a client today, delivering a strategic and creative thinking skills for sales workshop. We’re scheduled to have more than 120 of the client’s sales team members participate in an interactive, half-day Brainzooming workshop in the Chicago area.

Upcoming 2017 Innovation Conferences, Keynotes, and Workshops


Anticipating the Future Business Model Innovation Collaboration and Co-Creation Creativity and Ideation Design Thinking Innovation Innovation Culture Innovation Metrics Innovation Process Innovation Tools Strategy and Innovation Sustainability

7 Ways Groups Can Collaborate on Fun Strategic Planning


See previous Brainzooming article on the damaging lack of diversity in strategic planning workshops. ). 7 Ways Groups Can Collaborate on Fun Strategic Planning. Create strategy teams with members of various groups that will need to collaborate to complete their assignments.

Strategic Planning Workshop Ideas – The Brainzooming Process Is 10 Years Old!


We introduced the first Brainzooming strategic planning workshop resembling what we do today as The Brainzooming Group ten years ago, June 19-20, 2006. The First Brainzooming Strategic Planning Workshop. That’s the story behind the first Brainzooming workshop ten years ago.

Strategic Planning – 3 Surprising Ways Online Collaboration Works


We’re big proponents of the value of bringing together a diverse group of people with varied creative thinking skills for strategic planning workshops within organizations and communities. Sometimes we use online collaboration within an in-person strategic planning workshop.

New Business Collaboration Opportunities through Meeting Online Friends IRL


A New Business Collaboration in Dallas. Our conversations led to us pursuing a new business collaboration we’re currently defining. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about collaborating with Mess!

Establish a culture of innovation – Executive workshop with SACC Chicago

Innovation 360

Innovation Circle in collaboration with SACC Chicago. The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago and Innovation360 Group proudly invite Chicago Area executives to attend an exciting workshop focused on innovation with an internationally-renowned thought leader, Magnus Penker, CEO. Following a presentation by Mr. Penker on innovation, attendees will participate in an interactive, facilitated workshop on how to succeed at innovation with global experts in the field.

The Best Time to Engage Your Audience in Collaborative Strategic Planning


I participated in the City Partnership Workshop yesterday at the 2018 Gigabit City Summit. Engage your audience in collaborative strategic planning earlier than later. That means the range of collaboration opportunities narrows.

Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation


Happy workers aren’t just more productive, but they are more loyal to team and business, more innovative in an environment that lets them feel safe to experiment and risk failure, and they are more collaborative. How can creative collaboration help “value, attention, and credibility” to the parts of a partnership? What have been some particularly successful collaborations you’ve seen or taken part in? Want to connect and collaborate with you workforce?

Innovation Circle in collaboration with ATI in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation Circle in collaboration with ATI in Riyadh. Innovation 360 Group and ATI (ASAS Training Institute) in Riyadh proudly invite you to attend an insightful talk and workshop on how to succeed at innovation with global experts in the field.

Innovation Circle in collaboration with Nixon Peabody in New York

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation Circle in collaboration with Nixon Peabody in New York. Innovation 360 Group and Nixon Peabody in New York proudly invite you to attend an insightful talk and workshop on how to succeed at innovation with global experts in the field.

7 Collaborative Strategic Planning Process Impacts (Even if the Plan Sits on the Shelf)


7 Collaborative Strategic Planning Process Impacts (Even if the Plan Sits on the Shelf). When you develop a plan from a collaborative, conversationally-driven strategy planning process , you see other tangible impacts.

Exago unleashes the force of ideas through an ideation workshop


Because we know how powerful collaborative innovation can be, the Exago team took part in an ideation workshop to align ideas for the next evolution of our organisation’s roadmap. The post Exago unleashes the force of ideas through an ideation workshop appeared first on Exago. Playfully named ‘The Force Awakens’, the aim of the ideation session was to unleash the force of our people’s ideas in order to find the best […].

Corporate meets Startup Interview: Successful Collaboration Between Exit Entry and EY


etventure Startup Hub fosters the collaboration between corporates and startups in various ways and is also partnered with Startup Lighthouse , a project that helps startups scale into different European markets. Recently you started a collaboration with EY Ireland.