Talks

How to avoid the thinking whirlpool!
New talk and interactive workshop on "stop thinking and do" innovation for corporates, SMEs, CEO groups, universities and other organisations. Do your new ideas or projects get stuck in a whirlpool of explanations, clarifications, variations and inevitable procrastinations as they, ever faster, disappear down the plug hole? This talk helps you break free and swim to the customer!

45 mins to 1 hour - or longer depending on the strength of your whirlpool!

 

Is Your Incremental Innovation Enough?

You always aim to unleash the creativity & innovation in your team. So why are the results so often “incremental” innovation and small product changes? Learn how some small companies regularly achieve “step change” or even disruptive innovation and how you can too. 

45 mins to 1 hour


Workshops

How Small Businesses can collaborate to innovate

Each participant learns, by doing, how to work with other (non-competing) small or micro businesses to benefit each other. Learn the power of shared creative thinking. Learn how to innovate with few or no people in your business. Learn how to give serendipity a chance! The methods are easy to learn and easy to re-use in their own organisations after the workshop. New peer groups and friends are often formed as an outcome.

2 hours


How to Spark Brilliant Innovation in Business

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Each participant learns how to create (or re-create) an innovation culture in their business; how to energise their people to contribute innovative thinking; how to break out of “innovation creep”, and how to turn “sticky middle management” into a force for good!

2 hours


Idea Generation: How to have many great (not only business) ideas and quickly filter and evaluate them.

Each participant learns (by doing it) how a team can generate dozens if not hundreds of new ideas and how to filter and evaluate them quite quickly. The methods are easy to learn and easy to re-use in their own organisations after the workshop.

2 hrs


Events

Nigel Biggs runs workshops, partner workshops, ideas breakfasts and attends many other events.
New this year:

The "AWAY HOUR" Interactive Innovation Workshop

For all your people - or for a selected team

You know that innovation is not happening in your organisation but you are unsure just how to change it?

How can you release the ideas and passion in your people without taking silly risks with the bottom line?

How do you start the process of building an innovation culture?

It's simple to start an innovation culture.

Simply run an "Away Hour" innovation workshop.

Run it early, run it at lunchtime, teatime or in the evening. You choose.

You give us a relevant business issue to address; perhaps "How can we sell more of product X? How can we cut the costs of service Y?

We use the PILOT technique with your staff for them to come up with amazing ideas and to decide on the ones most likely to succeed.

All in 1 hour !!!

It's a short time but all the more exciting when they see what they have achieved. They will be amazed themselves at how well they do and they will be inspired to carry on and do more. After all innovation is not just a great idea but the whole journey to get it implemented successfully.

Your people will not just be looking at new products or new services. Innovation is as much about better ways of doing things; better ways to collaborate internally and externally; better ways to get good ideas into practice!

They won't get all that done in an hour but, in those first 60 minutes, they (and you) will see the birth of an innovation culture in your business; they will see the first faltering but exciting steps; and they will see an inspiring future.

Get them started. Get them away for just one hour.

Book the "AWAY HOUR" now.

Contact Us now for more information