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Louis Richardson presentation, presentation on encouraging creativity within your workplace. How to develop and nurture great ideas.


  • 1. Where ideas come from2012 IBMCorporation

2. Whats the most important leadership quality? Study of 1500 CEOs 3. Creativity 4. So go make your company creative! 5. Do these words describe your organization? Should it? 6. Why is creativity so important? 7. Its a key competitive edge 8. And why is creativity so hard to find? 9. Business can often stifle creativity 10. We are all born artist. The problem is toremain an artist as we grow upPablo Picasso 11. Do you have to ask a kid to be creative? 12. Creative thinkers observe, experiment, take risks, communicate they are connected 13. So in business, how do we listen, observe, explore, experiment and speak up? 14. So in business, how do we listen, observe, E-Mail explore, experiment and speak up? 15. So in business, how do we listen, observe, Status meetings explore, experiment and speak up? 16. So in business, how do we listen, observe, Conference calls explore, experiment and speak up? 17. So in business, how do we listen, observe, Shared drives explore, experiment and speak up? 18. Its brokenbut it can be fixed 19. The content-centric model is broken 20. Content has overwhelmed the container modelConsider libraries vs. bookstores 21. Its not about the storing of knowledge 22. its about having an environment thatencourages and supports Knowledge Accidents 23. But isnt content important? 24. Yes. But its only one part 25. But people are in the centerthey tie it all together. 26. Its not about the creationits all about the creator 27. 1) Start at the sourceyour PEOPLE 28. Allow them to know and be known 29. Encourage them to gather together to share and learn and grow 30. Find and ask the expert 31. Find and ask the expert 32. Find and ask the expert 33. 2) OPEN your CONVERSATIONS 34. When you have a question andsomeone gives you the answer only the two of you benefit 35. Discussion Forums 36. Wikis 37. Blogs 38. Ideation Blogs 39. Status updates 40. The Candle Problem 41. The Candle Problem 42. The Candle Problem 43. Q&A without email 44. Q&A without email 45. 3) OPEN SHARING 46. Innovation and good ideasoften doesnt call attention to itself 47. Innovation and good ideasoften doesnt call attention to itself 48. Social Bookmarks 49. Social Bookmarks 50. Filespersonal and community 51. Rich Media 52. Integrated into your work 53. Integrated into other communications 54. Integrated into other communications 55. Make existing content socialEnterprise Repositories 56. Make existing content socialSharePoint Repositories 57. Summary 58. Does this sound familiar? There go my people.I must catch them for I am their leader.Gandhi 59. People will be socialso if you do nothingthis will happen 60. Or you could do this 61. Dont get trapped on theWhats next? outside looking in 62. (1) Get startedDont get stuck inanalysis mode 63. (2) Identify the socially activeWho has alreadyadopted these tools? 64. (3) Find the contributorsYour high value experts 65. (4) Consider rewarding the early followers Leaders will naturally lead 66. Find someone who has (5) Identify an executive sponsor (or can catch) the visionIts not a technology issueIts a cultural issue 67. IBMs culture is one that appreciates andWe can help you!encourages innovation and new ideas www.ibm.com/social 68. Anything less would bejust anti-social 69. questions?ideas? comments? 70. thank youits been my pleasure Louis Richardson Social Business Evangelist IBM www.creativitycrisis.com www.twitter.com/inter_vivos www.linkedin.com/in/louisrichardson www.youtube.com/louisrichardsonjr www.slideshare.net/louisrichardson about.me/louisrichardson RichardL@us.ibm.com 71. disclaimer IBM Corporation 2012. All Rights Reserved.The information contained in this publication is provided for informational purposes only. 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