Imagine if everyone in your organization was creative. Imagine the possibilities! Well, imagine no more because everyone is creative. They’ve just forgotten how to be creative, or succumbed to creativity crushers. The first part of this event includes a short pep talk that will help your guests stoke their creativity.
The pep talk is sprinkled with proven data. For instance, a Harvard Business Journal review study tested 4-5 year olds and found 98% were highly creative. When these same children were 12-13, they were retested and only 2% were still highly creative! We enter school a giant question mark and leave a full stop. This pep talk helps your group question what they believe about creativity.
Next, teams put what they learned into practice. Teams are set and challenged to come up with “the next big invention.” The invention that will propel their organization into the 22nd century. Anything goes – even if it is not possible yet. Remember, we are looking for creative visionaries!
All teams get the same allotment of building materials. In addition, they receive coins to spend at a creation station to purchase additional items to be used on their inventions. Finally, they must create a presentation that illustrates what the invention is, how it works and how it will revolutionize their industry.
After all of the presentations are complete, participants vote for their favorite invention in three categories:
That’s Rich – For the team with the most lucrative invention
One Of A Kind - For the team with the most creative invention
Way Out – For the team with the craziest invention
At the end of the event the votes are tallied and the participants on each winning team receive an award medal so they can hang it on their door and look at it the next time they start thinking, “I’m not creative.” Or, “I don’t have good ideas!”