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Team Innovation
Getting Your Team Turned On, Tuned In, and Tooled Up!

Let's cut to the chase: your team is under the gun and stressed to the max. You want it to accomplish great things, but finding the time to reflect, innovate or even plan seems like a pipe dream. Your team has all the talent and expertise to work smarter, but lacks the connectedness, vision, tools and time to make the necessary shift.

 Team Innovation — a highly engaging 1-2 day workshop — helps teams get their act together. A lively hybrid of training and consulting, Team Innovation weaves together the very best of what Idea Champions does: visioning, creative thinking, and team building.

Team Innovation is not a magic pill, but it will work magic. How? By creating the kind of learning environment that allows real behavioral change to happen. If your team (or department) lacks an inspired vision, needs to tackle business challenges more creatively, or simply needs to step back and explore better ways of working together, Team Innovation is for you.

How It Works: Weeks before the session, we interview the team leader and a cross-section of the team to determine the real issues. We then distill these issues down to a manageable few that will become the key drivers of the session. The session itself is a blend of experiential problem solving challenges, group discussion, team workouts, and brainstorming. People connect. Fences are mended. Everyone gets on the same page. Inspired ideas are generated.. And all without participants feeling self-conscious, lectured to, or in the middle of some kind of "team training."

Team Innovation will:

  • Foster a safe and open team environment
  • Spark creative solutions to pressing business challenges
  • Enhance feedback, communication and meeting skills
  • Sharpen team problem solving skills
  • Increase synergy, trust, and commitment
  • Clarify agreements, standards, and next steps
  • Provide the positive momentum your team needs to succeed
"As the result of Idea Champions' session, I now have the most highly motivated, self-driven, creative and fun team this division has seen in recent history."
Karen Buczek, Marketing Manager, General Mills

Team Innovation will not:

  • Degenerate into group analysis or blame making
  • Force individuals into touchy-feely exercises
  • Resurface the same old tired ideas
  • Waste your valuable time and money.
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