The key points from this module are:
Creativity can kick in when people come out of a meeting laughing, joking, relaxed and you can come up with some great ideas.
Part of encouraging creativity is to never shut an idea down because the moment you shut that idea down, there is a high chance that person will never share the next great idea.
Turning creativity into a game with incentives will get everyone's attention so that at the end of the meeting you state what problems your idea has to solve, by when and the high-value price that idea will win.
Below are some creative boosting exercises to boost your meetings:
Beyond the notepad exercise: Switch your notepad with a table cover, covering the entire table, and let people write their ideas on this table cover.
Opposite exercise: Share the opposite ideas of your problems or meeting topic. With this exercise, a lot of people will give you their ideas and thereby increasing engagement and get everyone creative on stuck.
Never-ending AND/OR exercise: For this exercise, you will give your team a topic or a problem and they will take turns going around without judging at a fast pace, connecting each other's ideas with the word 'and' or 'or'.
Right vs. left exercise: This is to ask your team or group to split into two groups. One will be the right and the other will be the lift. Depending on the size of the group, you can ask them to come up with three or more ideas on the topic of their choice.
Beyond the wall exercise: Taking your meetings outside the walls of your office or organization. The outside life can wake up your senses.
Inviting a guest appearance: If there seems to be a lack of creativity in your team or meetings, it could be because there is a lack of motivation. One way to boost creativity in your meetings is to have a guest or a famous person appear in one of your meetings.
Log in to save your progress and obtain a certificate in Alison’s free How to Run Productive and Creative Meetings online course
Sign up to save your progress and obtain a certificate in Alison’s free How to Run Productive and Creative Meetings online course
Please enter you email address and we will mail you a link to reset your password.