See what everyone has seen but think what no one else has thought.

Innovation requires a culture which empowers team members to challenge the status-quo, openly exchange ideas, take calculated risks and to get comfortable with ambiguity.

The ongoing improvement to or introduction of new products, processes and services is a necessity for organisations to remain relevant and agile with adapting to ever changing conditions. Once the domain of a defined group, innovation and creativity has transitioned into being an imperative for every leader and team to consider as a part of striving to increase value and deliver improved results.

Our programs equip teams with the curiosity, tools and approaches to increase their capacity for innovation and creativity as a part of day-to-day working or to apply to best practice approaches to an existing opportunity / challenge – and to have fun in the process!.

Harnessing
curiosity

An innovative and agile workplace culture requires being open to new ways of thinking and working which move beyond our default patterns and inherent biases.

Experience how harnessing a curious mindset increases our capacity to ideate, adapt to change and positively influence our interactions with others.

The specific approach will be co-designed with stakeholders to accommodate for their needs and desired outcomes.

Example learning outcomes:

  • The dynamics of day-to-day decision making and how our brains strive to conserve energy.
  • Evidence based approaches for developing new insights and encouraging a state of ‘flow’.
  • The neuroscience surrounding how we instinctively respond to novel situations and what is going on when something doesn’t ‘feel right’.
  • The link between building trust and co-creating an environment where people feel welcome to share diverse experiences and perspectives.
  • The importance of empowering team members to challenge the status-quo and take calculated risks.
  • Anticipating and planning for scenarios where it is important and beneficial to embrace a curious mindset (e.g. team meetings, giving performance feedback, decision making).

Benefits:

  • Strengthen capacity for innovation and ‘thinking outside the square’
  • Adopt an objective and balanced approach to exploring scenarios and making decisions.
  • Maintain relevancy to customers and stakeholders by considering ‘what do my stakeholders want from me?’ and ‘what do they need me for?’.
  • Increase a teams level of comfort with ambiguity and capacity to respond to change.

Applied curiosity:
realise potential by doing

Applied curiosity is designed to strengthen the capacity for a team to innovate and think ‘outside the square’ in relation to a specific challenge or opportunity.

Underpinned by the Theory-U methodology, the interactive experience undertakes a number of exercises to establish the current reality, map stakeholder needs and establish a working prototype as a starting point for actively exploring new ways of thinking and working in relation to the chosen focus area.

The specific approach will be co-designed with stakeholders to accommodate for needs and desired outcomes.

Example learning outcomes:

  • How to hold the space of listening and dialogue to enhance engagement and mutual understanding with peers and stakeholders.
  • Approaches for stepping outside of daily routines to experience the team, organisation or challenge through the lens of different stakeholders.
  • Using observation and mindfulness to sense into new possibilities and build upon collective insights.
  • How to suspend judgement while exploring new ideas, embrace calculated risks and let go of beliefs limiting change.
  • Establishing a working model that allows you to explore the future by doing based on the principle of ‘failing early to learn quickly’.

Benefits:

  • Make progress in areas where teams may be ‘stuck’ or experiencing set-backs.
  • Maintain relevancy to customers and stakeholders by considering ‘what do my stakeholders want from me?’ and ‘what do they need me for?’.
  • Strengthen capacity for continuous improvement and adapting to evolving expectations.
  • Increase the level of comfort with ambiguity and capacity to respond to change.