Shift the dynamic. Provide the stimulus. Get your team out of conventional thinking and into re-thinking.
Bring the best ideas forward.
“When we need to be creative at 2:00pm, I set-up an experience at 1:00pm or 1:30pm. It puts the team into a mindset where we are more loose, our minds are more free — and we get a LOT more done with our time.” Chief Revenue Officer, $300M SaaS Company
A manager must create the ‘space’ for creativity. Not ‘office space’, but ‘idea space’.
The viral (5M+ view) TED Talk “Where Ideas Come From” famously makes the case that innovation thrives in networks, but those networks require ‘curation’ to thrive.
A July 2020 Harvard Business Review article points to unique elements of virtual work — including asynchronous problem-solving and integrating diverse expertise — that can accelerate the pace and quality of team ideas.
So how to get started?