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3 Tips to Enhance Employee Motivation & Bolster Creativity

By |2022-07-11T10:28:29-04:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Creative, Leadership|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Employee Motivation The workplace is changing, and employee motivation is at the forefront of these changes. It wasn't long ago that remaining at the same company through retirement despite the work environment was the standard. Today, however, people want more. Where pay and benefits used to be king, people now require a company [...]

Audits and Assessments: Managing Compliance for Major Business Benefits

By |2022-06-07T11:14:55-04:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Audit, Culture|Tags: , , , |

Audits and assessments are crucial for running an effective and profitable business. While they may seem overwhelming, they are some of the most effective strategies for creating value and improving the efficiency of an organization. The difference between audits and assessments may seem subtle, but both tools drive impressive results. Audits Unlike a financial audit, a [...]

5 Tips for Using Imaginative Play to Boost Your Innovation and Creativity

By |2022-07-12T10:03:01-04:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Creative, Innovation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Imaginative Play As children, our naturally inquisitive minds are designed for imaginative play. Depending on how you slice the data, children ask an average of 69 to 107 questions each hour they are engaged in conversation with adults. Our minds are little sponges, soaking up every piece of information we can get our hands-on. Then, instead [...]

Practice and Simulations: 4 Reasons Why They are Essential Off the Field

By |2022-05-03T17:07:41-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Learning, Productivity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Imagine you’ve just stepped onto a plane for an overseas flight. You stow away your luggage, slide into your seat, and settle in for the long trip. As part of the captain's announcements, he mentions that this is his first overseas flight. "But not to worry," he says, "I've had hundreds of hours of classroom training." [...]

Why Your Fear Zone is Killing Your Creativity

By |2022-06-07T09:33:56-04:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Creative, Learning|Tags: , , |

Imagine you are enjoying a leisurely stroll through the forest. The path winds around fragrant rose bushes and wildflowers and cuts through towering oak and maple trees. Your mind is free to wander as it pleases. It uses its imagination and creativity to daydream or think up new ideas. As you follow the winding path around [...]

Enhanced Decision Making: Breaking Free From the Spiral of Indecision

By |2022-04-26T18:15:44-04:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Lean Thinking, Management|Tags: , , |

Big life decisions, like applying for a new job, having kids, or starting your own company require a more sophisticated decision making process. These decisions require research, weighing the costs and benefits, and perhaps even consulting with loved ones or other professionals. Sometimes, we can easily acquire these resources to quickly identify the best choice for [...]

Fear & Creativity: Why Psychological Safety is Crucial for Success

By |2022-04-26T18:04:04-04:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Creative, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Creativity and Innovation are essential to business success. We need out-of-the-box thinkers who are willing and able to take risks and push ideas forward. These thinkers require a work environment that instills the hallmarks of psychological safety. Fear & Creativity Before we dive into psychological safety, let's begin with a thought experiment. It's late one Monday [...]

How A Perspective Shift Enhances Creativity And Problem Solving Skills

By |2022-04-26T12:09:42-04:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Business, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Have you ever stared at something so long that it became impossible to comprehend? You try to analyze every angle of the problem, searching for a way to solve the puzzle, but you come up empty. And the longer you stare, the more frustrated you get. This is a good indicator that it's time for a [...]

How to Use a Scientific Mindset to Make Better Decisions

By |2022-04-08T14:49:41-04:00April 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Virtually everything you can see, touch, taste, and smell is the product of a scientific process. And the scientific method isn't just for big problems. It also applies to the little decisions in our life that make a big difference. Having a scientific mindset is an essential part of everyday life. It encompasses everything from waking [...]

How Crude Experimentation Maximizes Innovation to Drive Success

By |2022-02-16T11:12:16-05:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Innovation, Learning|Tags: , , |

The Problem with Traditional Experimentation Experimentation and innovation cannot exist without one another. To embrace innovation, we must also embrace the experimental process. But this is not quite as easy as coming up with new ideas and testing each of them. Each new idea will cost a company in time, money, and manpower, and these resources [...]

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