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Your "best and brightest" are the future leaders of your company, but unless they know how to foster a culture of innovation, their impact will be limited. A one-day workshop with us is all they need to begin this journey.
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Our Heart of Innovation blog is a daily destination for movers and shakers everywhere — gleefully produced by our President, Mitch Ditkoff, voted "best innovation blogger in the world" two years running.
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Innovation is a team sport. Brilliant ideas go nowhere unless your people are aligned, collaborative, and team-oriented. That doesn't happen automatically, however. It takes intention, clarity, selflessness, and a new way of operating.
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Humanizing the Workplace

For many of us who work in an organization, the workplace is where we spend most of our waking time. This environment, however, is not always supportive of the best of who we are. Indeed, the workplace can often be disappointing, stressful, and – in some situations – even toxic. My company, Idea Champions, is working to change all that. Towards that end, we're asking you to take a few minutes now to rate the following attributes of a "humane workplace environment", on a scale of 1-5, for how important they are to YOU. Thank you!

5 = Totally important
4 = Very important
3 = Moderately important
2 = Barely important
1 = Unimportant

If you want us to share the results of this poll with you, simply send an email to info@ideachampions.com.

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1. A work place that encourages collaboration and teamwork
2. Flexible work hours
3. More face-to-face interaction, less email
4. Better facilitated meetings
5. Proactive sharing of best practices and lessons learned
6. Less silos, turf wars, and territoriality
7. Profit sharing
8. Chances to share personal insights and wisdom
9. A sense of community and belonging
10. Chances to mentor and be mentored
11. Alignment about your organization’s core values
12. A shared, compelling vision of your organization’s future
13. Better processes for giving and receiving feedback
14. Opportunities to exercise during the day
15. Spaces to socialize
16. Encouragement to experiment and try new things
17. More non-judgmental listening
18. A workplace that encourages fun and playfulness
19. A collective pride in your organization’s service/product
20. Compassionate leaders
21. Less fear and manipulation
22. Less office politics
23. More inspiration
24. People taking responsibility to show up for work in the right mindset
25. Everyone taking individual ownership of the work at hand
26. Transparency of information
27. Freedom to express one’s individuality (less group think)
28. A clearly defined career path
29. Higher pay
30. Opportunities to learn and grow
31. More expressions of acknowledgment and appreciation
32. Opportunities to work from home
33. Workspaces that meet the needs of individuals
34. More celebration of successes
35. The assumption that people come to work with good intent
36. More clearly defined expectations (especially from management)
37. Visionary leaders
38. Clear channels of communication
39. Transparency of decision-making
40. Information flow systems that facilitate the exchange of ideas
41. More “face time” with senior leaders
42. Open-mindedness
43. Mutual respect and trust
44. A culture conducive to creativity and innovation
45. Clearly defined incentive plans
46. Greater diversity of workforce
47. Senior leadership that walks the talk
48. Better ways for people to share their ideas
49. More technology
50. An authentic connection with the local community
51. Kindness freely shared
52. More autonomy
53. Everyone living by the Golden Rule
Other?

When you are satisfied with all your answers, press this button to record them.

NOTE: Idea Champions' Co-Founder and President, Mitch Ditkoff, will be addressing this topic on April 4th, 7:00 at 8:15 pm, EST, as part of the Positivity Project's newly launched series of Telesummits. Click here to register. It's free.
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MitchDitkoff.com
Click here for the simplest, most direct way, to learn more about Idea Champions' semi-fearless leader, Mitch Ditkoff. Info on his keynotes, workshops, conferences, and more.
Storytelling at Work
Storytelling at Work is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling in business – why it matters and what you and your organization can do to leverage the impact of storytelling in the workplace.
Top 5 Speaker
Mitch Ditkoff, the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions, has recently been voted a top 5 speaker in the field of innovation and creativity by Speakers Platform, a leading speaker's bureau.
Authorized Reseller Logo – GoLeanSixSigma.com
Workshops & Trainings
Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
Brainstorm Facilitation
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
Cultivating Innovation
Your "best and brightest" are the future leaders of your company, but unless they know how to foster a culture of innovation, their impact will be limited. A one-day workshop with us is all they need to begin this journey.
Our Blog Cabin
Our Heart of Innovation blog is a daily destination for movers and shakers everywhere — gleefully produced by our President, Mitch Ditkoff, voted "best innovation blogger in the world" two years running.
Team Innovation
Innovation is a team sport. Brilliant ideas go nowhere unless your people are aligned, collaborative, and team-oriented. That doesn't happen automatically, however. It takes intention, clarity, selflessness, and a new way of operating.
Webinars Powered by
Idea Champions University
Webinars for online training If you enjoy our blog, you will love our newly launched webinars! Our training is now accessible online to the whole world.
Awake at the Wheel, Book about big ideas If you're looking for a powerful way to jump start innovation and get your creative juices flowing, Awake at the Wheel is for you. Written by Mitch Ditkoff, Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions.
Featured in Alltop Guy Kawasaki's Alltop "online magazine rack" has recognized Idea Champions' blog as one of the leading innovation blogs on the web. Check out The Heart of Innovation, and subscribe!
Face the Music Blues Band The world's first interactive business blues band. A great way to help your workforce go beyond complaint.

"In tune with corporate America." — CNN