Leveraging Creative Potential for Sustained Innovation & Growth
Increase Innovative Productivity


I need employees skilled  in tools & processes to creatively solve problems and take
      advantage of emerging opportunities.



From our experiences, we believe that when you improve the person you improve the culture.  When focusing on innovative productivity, it will be important to make sure the process for “improvement” aligns with actually delivering on innovative productivity.

 

Productivity happens through people.  To improve innovative productivity in people, we provide two of our most frequently
requested solutions.  Other customized solutions can be designed
for your specific focus, need, time of engagement, and or budget.  

Solution #1Innovation Tools
                            Workshop
                       
4-8 hour workshop   
 
    Focus:  Individual use
 
 
 
      
Solution #2:  Creative Problem Solving 
                            Course
          
                      
3-5 day program or custom
                             design 

     Focus:  Facilitate groups and teams in 
                   meetings and problem solving 
                   sessions

After engaging in this workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Distinguish between critical and
        creative
    thinking tools
  • Select the most appropriate thinking
        tool  for the task at hand
  • Apply thinking tools that deliver the
        type and level of innovative output
        required
  • Use the tools in both formal and
        informal settings
  • Increase quality and quantity of
        innovative outputs during problem
        solving sessions
  • Develop a common set of language
        and tools for solving problems
        and taking advantage of
        opportunities creatively
  • Increased flexibility of outputs
  • Make better decisions faster

 



After engaging in this training program participants will be able to: 

  • Distinguish between critical and
       creative thinking tools
  • Select the most appropriate thinking
        tool for the task at hand
  • Apply thinking tools that deliver the
        type and level of innovative output
        required
  • Use the tools in both formal and
        informal settings
  • Increase quality and quantity of
        innovative outputs during problem
        solving sessions
  • Develop a common set of language
        and tools for solving problems
        and taking advantage of
        opportunities creatively
  • Make better decisions faster
  • Facilitate world class idea
        generation and problem solving
        in groups and teams
  • Assess the real needs of a client or
        customer
  • Design and implement a plan to
        solve the real problem or to take
        advantage of an opportunity
  • Use a model to select the most
        appropriate thinking tool for the
        task at hand
  • Make better decisions faster
  • Learn how to observe and manage
        group behavior
  • Design a process to get the best out
        of people

After engaging in this workshop participants have been observed:

  • Increase in individual (daily)
        productivity
  • Improved, positive attitude for
        solving tough problems
  • Increase in individual contributions
        when engaged in a group or team
  • Ability to solve personal and
        business problems more
        efficiently and effectively

 

 

 

After engaging in this workshop participants have been observed:

  • Increase in individual (daily)
        productivity
  • Improved, positive attitude for
        solving tough problems
  • Groups reach higher level of novelty
        and idea production
  • Deliver solutions on time and within
        budget
  • Increase in tolerance for others
  • Increase in individual contributions
        when engaged in a group or team
  • Increase in productive outputs in
        meetings and problem solving
        sessions
  • Increased productivity when working
        in teams
  • Saves time and resources by
        making sure the right problems
        are being solved

This workshop helps the organization succeed in its innovation efforts by: 

  • Training in a common set of
        language and tools to deliver
        on the type of innovative
        outputs required by the task
  • A process that can, and has
        been used, adapted globally
        across the organization
  • A sense of empowerment
  • A greater feeling of ownership
       by employees

This workshop helps the organization succeed in its innovation efforts by: 

  • Training in a common set of language
        and tools to deliver on the type of
        innovative outputs required by the
        task
  • A process that can, and has been
        used, adapted globally across the
        organization
  • Maximized returns on when engaging
        resources (people, money, time) to
        deliver innovative outputs

Why this workshop or training program? 

Innovation Tools Workshop:  Impact on New Product Development 

A study reporting the impact of applying just one tool out of the entire
Creative Problem Solving toolbox (17 tools)  when making decision when
selecting which new products/concepts to take to market.  The bottom
line impact data were reported:

  • Development time reduction: 88%
  • Idea development cost savings: 43%
  • Increase of success rate of new products introduced: est. at 401%

Click on this link to download the article: Master Blaster: The Power of the Evaluation Matrix 


Creative Problem Solving Course: Impact on Teams

Some preliminary results from a March, 2009 impact study of this course, Creative Problem Solving: A Focus on Facilitation,* have shown that individuals who received the training report:

  • 43% increase in the productivity of the meetings that they lead
  • 55% increase in their ability to facilitate teams
  • 60% improvement in their ability to manage differences between people on a team

Click on this link to download the article: Leadership for High Performance Teams: The Role of Facilitating CPS

*CPSB’s Igniting Creative Potential Course


Applications:

  • risk management
  • strategy development
  • set global problem solving process
  • new product / service development
  • budget allocation
  • problem identification

 

  • vision & mission development
  • decision making
  • needs analysis
  • idea generation
  • project management
  • logistics planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download:  Creative Problem Solving Course Overview

Next Step:   Give us a call at 724-816-4999 or email MaxWilson@MaxInnovationGroup.com to
                           schedule a time to discuss you or your organization’s innovation needs. 

 

Max Wilson
Max Innovation Group
Ph: 724-819-4999
Pittsburgh
 PA 
www.MaxInnovationGroup.com

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