What’s the rationale for hiring a facilitator? In this article, learn the 7 scenarios when your facilitator can help you stay out of trouble and on the road to success.
What if you need breakthrough solutions to a tricky issue? What if your team has been stuck in a thinking rut, relying on the same tired tools and assumptions? What if you need extraordinary results?
For these situations, you’ll need meeting agreements that create the conditions for “wow!” and inspire brilliance from the minds of your people.
Intrigued by value planning for your next big capital project or infrastructure project? Like any powerful tool, it’s designed for certain circumstances. You wouldn’t use a pole saw to trim your mustache, now would you? In this article, figure out when to use value planning for your infrastructure projects.
Value planning is a powerful process for harnessing the knowledge of technical experts and engaging stakeholders. An innovation facilitator will guide your team and selected stakeholders through a carefully designed, creative problem-solving process.
What can an Innovation Facilitator do for you? On a single project, expect some outrageously good problem-solving on your stickiest issues. Working within your organization over time, they can help you foster a culture that consistently delivers ground-breaking ideas, build systems and processes to support innovation, address challenges, and take advantage of opportunities before the competition can.
As city managers, public works planners, and community leaders, how can you find solutions to fix aging infrastructure within your budgets? Where can you look for creative, ingenious infrastructure designs that are more affordable, community-friendly, and environmentally sensitive? What are the most innovative communities doing to address their infrastructure challenges?
Have you ever worked on a project so intensively, that you got stuck on a single solution that just…didn’t…quite…work? It’s easy to do. As humans, we fall in love with our inventions and ideas, even when they don’t fit the problem we’re trying to solve. This is even more true of groups who become invested in their collective work. Next time you get stuck…
Aside from the business necessity of innovating, there is an unmistakable attraction and “deliciousness” associated with innovation. Why is that? Why is innovation is so irresistibly tasty to business people? Here’s my take…