Innovation Narrative

Intentionally cultivating teams primed to explore innovative ideas together and trust in each other to deliver is one of the most powerful things you can do to create competitive advantage as a company.

Sharing personal stories can be a powerful strategy to stimulate and encourage innovation. Recounting a lived experience of curiosity, experimentation, intellectual humility, collaboration and perseverance will build collective innovation muscle and nurture an environment for more of these stories to be created.

Intentionally cultivating teams primed to explore innovative ideas together and trust in each other to deliver is one of the most powerful things you can do to create competitive advantage as a company.

Sharing personal stories achieves this in a fun but effective way by bringing to life the values and skills that fuel innovation. They explore times when intellectual humility and openness saved the day or the ability to weather the initial discomfort of trying something new led to a great result. When taking a calculated risk paid off, creative collaboration and perseverance made all the difference.

Crafting and sharing these stories reminds the team of these capabilities and that they’ve met challenges before. Boosting their sense of agency to experiment and speed of recovery when things don’t go to plan. 

Collectively these stories normalise and shape patterns of innovative behaviour within the company and build a powerful narrative that together, anything is possible.

This two-part programme is interactive, informal and entertaining.  Although this can be delivered online, we’d recommend in-person for maximum effect.

Part One: The story of innovation, story structure principles and story design model (2.5 hr workshop)

Part Two: Shared personal stories and live editing for optimum effect. (2.5hr workshop)

Max. 10 people per programme.

Part 1

How personal stories power an innovation culture and how to design them. An overview of how personal stories can be used to prime innovative values and behaviour. 

From JFK to Jobs, Moneyball to Joy, we use entertaining, surprising and counter-intuitive examples from politics, business, entertainment and sport to show how neurochemically active storytelling works and the model to create your own.

At the end of the session, we will set the participants a practical personal storytelling task around an agreed innovation value or behaviour that will bed in the principles we’ve covered.

Part 2:

Story-sharing session. Participants take turns sharing their stories in a supportive and informal environment. Live coaching as each member receives instant feedback and collaborative editing.  This a great opportunity to apply the model and see how effective it is in creating meaningful stories efficiently.

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