A successful innovation scaffold depends on an innovative mindset. Adventurous Thinking cultivates a Curious, Innovative Mindset, then provides the tools for individuals and teams to action that mindset. A key premise of Adventurous Thinking is a willingness to fail. Learning to ideate and experiment without fear of failure is central to effective innovative thinking and consistent problem solving. Most importantly, this is the mindset we need to navigate the new 10X world of the Fourth Revolution. Team Building is a natural outcome of Adventurous Thinking. Increased enthusiasm and higher productivity is an inevitable byproduct of the idea sharing, prolific thinking and inclusion that ensues.
A successful Innovation Scaffold creates a psychologically safe environment for innovation & constructive criticism by: - rethinking the language used for tasks - rethinking the stated expectations - clearly valuing constructive criticism over safe platitudes
A successful Innovation Scaffold creates a physical environment & workplace structure that cultivates agile, innovative thinking by: -injecting 15-minute brainstorms -rethinking meeting structures & environments -considering the communication loop used for feedback