Creative employee engagement: be prepared
posted on November 23, 2009
It's established that creativity is a part of engagement.
And it's established that being engaged generates being creative.
I offer an easy-to-use activity to open the creative flow and generate employee engagement. Recognize, please, that as your team applies the activity, they are engaging. Certainly, the results of the activity--performance improvements--are party to engagement also.
- Select an upcoming task or project the team is about to take on.
- Quickly—in brainstorm mode—the team lists failure possibilities. Think specific failure parts, not just the whole assignment failing.
- Allow 10-15 minute of failure brainstorming. Then one member s l o w l y reads the list of failure possibilities.
- As the list is read, others notice how thinking of failures triggers your problem-solving and problem-preventing ideas.
How many ways can you apply this activity or your similar version? Where's your idea notebook?
This Creative Charger from Batteries Included: How to Charge and Recharge Your Creative Cells.
Author: Tim Wright
Tags: creativity, employee engagement