Category Archives: Creativity
For a simple and quick way to demonstrate the effects of collaboration to a large group, here’s an ice-breaker exercise that we sometimes use at the beginning of talks and guest lectures. It’s a slight variation on the paperclip exercise designed by Tony Buzan, mind and thinking expert, to help people engage in creative thinking. [...]
In our last post “The messiness of creativity“, we looked at how organisations need to get comfortable with chaos in order to innovate, particularly when bringing diverse people together. This is difficult when they also need to become more productive and efficient as they grow.
Do you want an outlet to exercise your thinking and play with creative ideas? A hackathon-inspired event could be the answer. Hackathons (also called ‘hack days’) are 24-48 hour events where developers come together to produce a mobile or web app in response to a brief or problem. Although hack days tend to be technology-oriented, [...]