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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.
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.
See Mitch's keynote address Enjoy a 7-minute interview with Mitch at the Ethical Sourcing Forum in NYC: 3/28/11
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.

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Breakthrough Cafe.
A totally unique brainstorming salon. Great food. Great food for thought. Great people. Collaborate, have fun, get out of the box.

"Inno-waiters With Whine Lists" – The Breakthrough Cafe featured in January 2006 issue of
Culture of Innovation
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.

What is this?
Improving teamwork, communication, and creativity isn't child's play. But play is exactly what you need if you want your workforce to be living these three mission-critical skills. Research has proven again and again that humor and play enhance the learning experience. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it's a fact. Humor and play are intimately linked to peak performance and productivity. High morale and engagement are not just "nice-to-have" in business - they're essential. That is, if you want a workforce that is personally accountable for participating at the highest levels possible. Which is exactly why we invented The FUNdamentals of Work.

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.