Grim-faced, hard-eyed innovation. Misery and creativity.
These oxymorons don’t fit well together, do they? Innovation instead requires a sense of play. It delights in feeling that the stakes are low in this moment (and the stakes are always lower than we imagine). So let’s try something fun that we have never tried before.
If you want to innovate, if you want to be creative if you want some fresh ideas, start with play.
Explore this idea more fully in Quixote Consulting’s team building and team development activities:
Innovator’s Quest – How can we inspire a culture of innovation? How can we take risks, be bold and allow for ‘mistakes’ that have the potential for great leaps in productivity?