Last October 11, we invited L&D practitioners from various companies for a design thinking workshop with one of our learning partners, Kick Fire Kitchen. The event aimed to provide a space for people to share ideas and learn from each other. Through Kick Fire Kitchen’s Innovation Playshop Sampler, the participants got a taste of how design thinking can be used to foster an innovative corporate culture
It encourages radical ideas
Nina Teriol and David O’Hagan of Kick Fire Kitchen intended the workshop to have time constraints. This allows people to not overthink their ideas and foster creativity. If your company or group has the habit of just picking up existing ideas and never going out of the box, then perhaps what you need is two minutes of intentional yet rapid brainstorming to get the innovative (or crazy) ideas out there.
It pushes you to be action-bias
Often, when we are in a serious planning situations, we try so hard to come up with a perfect solution that we get stuck in analysis-paralysis. And we totally understand it – of course, we want a Big Idea to solve all our problems! But as we know, real life is more complex than that, and most problems need urgent solutions more than perfect ones. The Innovation Playshop sampler allowed the participants to take giant leaps when it came to ideating.
It allows you to stay rooted in the Why
Sometimes, we get so excited with our ideas that we get further from our Why. Design Thinking starts with the Why and emphasizes it through and through. Nina and David ensured that the participants understood why a culture of innovation is necessary in the first place as they went through the Innovation Playshop Sampler.
Interested in trying out Kick Fire Kitchen’s Innovation Playshop? Request their training from SkillBean’s training request platform where companies can request a variety of courses for corporate training in the Philippines.