Talk is cheap, but it’s just talk. You may have heard or uttered classic lines like “Fail forward.” or “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” They’re only words, and they won’t help your organization surmount departmental silos, power distancing and gaps in generational understanding.
All of these things create roadblocks that inhibit creativity in the workplace.
Barriers exist, they say, because “the roles we play in a team environment provide us with a set of rules for interacting with each other. These rules sometime prevent collaboration – the thing we’re supposed to be doing as teams.”
At WebVisions Chicago, they’ll challenge the conventional wisdom for collaboration in “Burn Down the Blocks! Sparking Collaboration Through Creative Play.” In their session, Carolyn and Anna will dig deep into how to break the rules and “transform roadblocks into building blocks.”
You’ll learn about:
- Common communication barriers: Why they exist and how they hinder team innovation
- The value of design synthesis as a group activity
- Creative team play exercises called Spark-A-Thons, a time-limited, team-oriented creation process applied to design concepting
Who knows? Armed with a new assortment of tips, tricks and resources, you may want to go back to your office and start your own Spark-A-Thon. It’s time to reinvent collaboration.
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