Insights & Resources
Read our latest thinking on collaboration, teamwork and creativity.
Our free Collaboration Playbook features over 20 great ideas for fostering collaboration in your team. This jam-packed guide includes insights from Google, IDEO, Deloitte, Apple and more.
Unpicking the concept of a “learning organisation”: what can a modern organisation best do to facilitate the learning of its members and continuously transform itself?
Here are 6 things that encompass effective learning solution design for the modern workplace.
The technique Beginner’s Mind is one of the most popular in our problem-solving workshops. Participants forget everything they know about a subject or project and view it as if completely fresh.
So much goes on in the world around us that our brains, if they tried to process everything, would be paralyzed by data overload. Our brains combat this by employing selective attention.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt introduced a useful analogy for thinking about behaviour change. Haidt argues that we have two sides: an emotional side (the Elephant), and an analytical, rational side (its Rider). Haidt’s analogy has it that the Rider is rational and can therefore see a path ahead while underneath him, the Elephant provides the power for the journey. However the Elephant is irrational and driven by emotion and instinct.
What should we do to keep in control of the Elephant? As the rational Rider we might know where we want to go, but we need to motivate the Elephant by tapping into emotion.
Our brain’s pattern recognition abilities help us recognise certain objects and situations. Without these abilities, it would be impossible to make progress, as we’d be living in a kind of Groundhog Day…
Based in Buckingham, this 25-strong ambitious, fast-growing digital design agency approached us to create a bespoke year-long programme in 2015. The programme, entitled ‘Learn more than is normal’, included a range of elements designed to produce change: in behaviour and, crucially, in results…
After years of success, Pixar started to show signs of becoming stale, with a lack of “candor” a contributing factor. How can organisations make sure people speak up at work?
We hold a regular #creativehuddle Twitter chat each Tuesday from 12-1pm UK time. On Tuesday 24th November our #creativehuddle considered the neuroscience around creativity, asking participants what they know about our brain and why it’s important. A highly interesting Twitter chat ensued – here’s a summary of the highlights.
Our #creativehuddle on 17th November asked participants how often they get the chance to practice something work-related.
If you didn’t need to earn money, what would you do? You’d be on a permanent holiday, with all the free time in the world. It would be amazing for a while. Lots of travelling, seeing the world. But after a year or so you’d get bored. You’d have to find something to do to keep yourself busy, something to give your life meaning.
Being able to be creative at work makes people feel empowered, motivated, inspired, engaged, energised and proud. That’s just some of the words used by respondents to our ‘Creativity at work survey 2015’ – their words, not ours. Which words cropped up the most? Engaged, motivated, energised and empowered, in that order.
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