I’m all for games and exercises that teach people how to be nimble and creative, and develop stamina while testing or assessing skills. But I agree that

trying to create meaningful innovation in a vacuum doesn’t work. You need to be working on real-world problems in real world situations to come up with innovative solutions. This article has some really interesting observations about how innovation takes place… some points:

  1. Innovation isn’t fast, it’s a “lurching journey of discovery and problem solving”
  2. Challenge the team’s thinking by bringing in people from other divisions and departments
  3. It’s “hard and tedious to take a promising idea and make it work”


Every team needs energy and excitement to be creative, but it’s also important to understand how much hard work and time come into play…

Photo : Stavros Markopoulos