The FUNdamentals of Work
Freeing Up Teamwork, Communication & Creativity
If you're not having fun in your trainings, conferences, or business meetings, you're not just missing something - you're doing something wrong.
The FUNdamentals of Work uses play, non-competitive games, and improvisational humor to build teams, increase comraderie, enhance communication, reduce stress and spark creativity. Hundreds of organizations have used our 2-4 hour module to help their workforce open up and go beyond self-imposed constraints. We offer open-minded organizations three, customizable versions of this very enjoyable offering: one for intact teams, one for managers, and one for salespeople.
We know that business sometimes feels like war. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have some fun. It's time for some play at work. Play that means business.
The FUNdamentals of Work has helped all sorts of organizations awaken their workforce:
Corporations: Digital Corp. Rockport Hartford Insurance Company American Water Resources Human-i-Tees Vision Council of America
Educational Organizations: Disney Development Corp. Omega Institute for Holistic Studies Rowe Conference Center Connecticut State Department of Education Connecticut Coast Guard Academy Unison Learning Center Assumption College Center for Symbolic Studies New Brunswick Board of Education Kidsports
Conferences: Executives Management & Technology Association For Fitness & Business Peer Leadership Conference Global Alliance for Transforming Education International Children's Fun and Fitness
What's the fun of winning if you can't enjoy yourself? The FUNdamentals of Work. Just for the success of it.
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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.
Workshops & Trainings
Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
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.
What's the Problem
Einstein once said that if he had 60 minutes to solve a problem, he'd spend the first 55 thinking about the problem, and the next 5 solving it. This is the workshop he would have invented if time wasn't so relative.
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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If you enjoy our blog, you will love our newly launched webinars! Our training is now accessible online to the whole world.
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.
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!
The world's first interactive business blues band. A great way to help your workforce go beyond complaint.
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