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Welcome back to Promoting Innovation. In a Team Environment with Sue Cameron. Agenda Session 5. Revision on Last week (Session 4 PPP) Create Opportunities to maximize innovation in a team such as finding out what the team needs and wants to achieve

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Welcome back to Promoting Innovation

In a Team Environment with Sue Cameron


Agenda Session 5

  • Revision on Last week (Session 4 PPP)

  • Create Opportunities to maximize innovation in a team such as finding out what the team needs and wants to achieve

  • Different ways that different people can contribute

  • Support and guide colleagues


Revision

  • What does the acronym TRUST mean

  • What are the team building stages?

  • In what stage does the most innovative change happen?

  • What are the ground rules?

  • What are some examples of ground rules?


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

  • Create positive energy within the team, by leading by example and knowing how to motivate people

    What is motivation?

    Motivation is the internal condition that activates behaviour and gives it direction; energizes and directs goal-oriented behaviour (wikipedia)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5kn4OBRxro


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

  • Check out the teams current and potential skills in the context of developing a more innovative team such as:

  • their interests

  • past jobs

  • powers of persuasion

  • work preferences

  • working styles

  • lifestyle preferences

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFvz47qbBnk&NR=1(how not to build a team 5.30mins)


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

3. Define what the team needs and wants to achieve

e.g. addressing particular customer feedback, developing new services or products, improving the work environment or conditions, generating ongoing ideas within the work unit or improving budget performance etc etc


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

  • Bring people into the team to make suggestions for team members based on what needs to be achieved and the potential of cross fertilising ideas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz8RfU4GQZo&NR=1&feature=fvwp


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

5.Acknowledge, respect and discuss the different ways people may contribute to building or enhancing the team such as:

  • creating positive energy

  • generating ideas

  • networks or spheres of influence

  • Specific technical skills or knowledge


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

6.Agree and communicate responsibilities in ways that encourage and enhance team-based innovation

7.Agree and share task and activities to ensure the best use of skills and abilities within the team


Create Opportunities to Enhance Innovation

8. Offer a reward, recognition or celebration if the team’s innovative project is successful?


Innovation Activity

In small teams of 5 chose a leader and a scribe and establish some ground rules

  • The project is to create a new or improved system, service or product for the Academy (a new innovation)

  • How would you make it work?

  • Present it to the class

    (this is a 15 min activity)


Support & Guide Colleagues

  • Model behaviour that supports innovation

    Such as:

  • collaborative responsible

  • equitablesympathetic

  • faircreative

  • funsupportive

  • hardworkingcaring

  • reflectivebeing a good role model


Seek external stimuli & Ideas

  • Within Australia or overseas

  • Colleagues outside the team

  • Family or friends

  • Internet

  • Journals or magazines

  • Networks or technical experts

  • Other organisations


Support & Guide Colleagues

  • Proactively share information, knowledge and experience with other team members

  • Challenge and test ideas within the team in a positive and collaborative way

  • Pro-actively discuss and explore ideas with other team members on an ongoing basis


Next Session

  • Revision on creating opportunities for innovation and supporting & guiding colleagues

  • Challenging ideas and concepts

  • Thank you and see you tomorrow evening


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