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Groups of people from around the world travel to The Thinkubator Innovation Studios in Chicago to experience award-winning innovation training. The interactive, experiential training is designed by Gerald “Solutionman” Haman and facilitated by SolutionPeople’s Certified Innovation Trainers. Enjoy this brief time-lapse video that compressed thousands of photographs from the 2-day Accelerated Innovation Training Workshop into just one minute. Enjoy the energizing soundtrack.
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Did you know there are over a million words in the English language? Which words are best for stimulating innovation? Gerald "Solutionman" Haman has collected over 2,000 words that end with the 3 letters "ATE" and incorporated them into this provocative YouTube video. Click below to enjoy video that is shown during innovation workshops offered InnovationTrainingWorkshops.com.
Throughout my years in corporate America, I have experienced learning and training encounters in virtually every shape or form you can think of – leadership, selling, negotiating, public speaking and streaming media. Why was this going to be any different?
In their bestselling book, The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre and Every Business a Stage, Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore ask a series of great questions. In a world where most products and services have little differentiation, what would customers really value? Better yet, for what would they pay a premium?
The answer is experiences—how companies engage customers in an inherently personal and memorable way. The buzz on Haman's Accelerated Innovation Workshop was that it wasn't the traditional lecture and 3-ring binder snore, but a real EXPERIENCE.
This was a big lure for me. I had just became was certified by Pine & Gilmore in the theories and models of The Experience Economy. I wanted to discover if the Thinkubator "experience" lived up to its impressive word-of-mouth billing.
Located in a spacious loft in Chicago's West Loop, the Thinkubator is a truly innovative venue. Festooned with tools, toys, games, large-screen TVs, Aeron chairs, light bulbs in various shapes and forms, bean bags, sofas and sculptures, it invites you into a world that definitely isn't business as usual.
Haman's opening act is literally transforming. It's called the "Know Your Brain Game Experience." It's a quick, but amazingly accurate "brain scan." I won't spoil the surprise, but attendees gain some insight into how their brain works and how they can use this knowledge to become more consistently innovative. The game is a highly interactive experience and sets the stage for the introduction of SolutionPeople's 4-quadrant brain model and 4-stage Accelerated Innovation Process. (Investigate, Create, Evaluate and Activate). At this point, every participant gets a KnowBrainer® Innovation & Creativity tool. The brainchild of Haman, it's an innovative hand-held tool that uses a combination of questions, words, quotes and images to help people think through all the stages of his proven creative problem solving process.
Cool fact: Tests by students at Northwestern University and Wayne State University found that the KnowBrainer tool increased creativity levels by over 500% versus traditional brainstorming with flip charts. In just the first 3 hours of the Innovation Workshop, SolutionPeople delivered a memorable experience – engaging clients with entertainment, education and a dynamic venue.
A great experience? Most definitely. One of the most remarkable accomplishments of SolutionPeople is that the "experience" has fueled the growth of the organization. Haman hasn't relied on traditional advertising to get clients; growth was a result of word of mouth and the continuing story amazing Thinkubator experiences.
Author's Footnote: SolutionPeople's Gerald Haman recently invested an entire week with Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore to become a Certified Experience Economy Expert. He is already making plans to enhance the Thinkubator Experience by applying new ideas inspired by his interaction and discussions with Pine & Gilmore. Haman has organized a new LinkedIn Experience Economy Networking Group for fans and practitioners of The Experience Economy.
"If you want to think outside of the box, you should not put brains in a box," states SolutionPeople's Gerald Haman, who first created their Chicago innovation center in 1992. Since then, over 10,000 people have experienced the "unbox-like" Thinkubator in Chicago's west loop. Guests are encouraged to share feedback and rate their favorite resources. Here are 8 of people's most memorable Thinkubator experiences: 1. Oxygenate-to-Invigorate: Relaxing while breathing pure oxygen at the Oxygen Bar 2. Karaoke-ate-to-Collaborate: Singing from a collection of thousands of Karaoke tunes 3. DISCOvate-to-Celebrate: Celebrating results while dancing with real the Disco lights turned on 4. Blue Sky Brainstorming while inspired by the Thinkubator's skyline views and rooftop decks 5. Exploring the Albert Einstein and John Travolta-themed areas 6. Sitting on the thought-provoking furniture and art from world-famous designers 7. Playing with the creative brain games and gadgets 8. Tasting the fine cuisine from the award-winning restaurants within walking distance of the Thinkubator Use these links to take a virtual Thinkubator Tour and review partial list of Thinkubator Resources. If you want to learn how to design your own innovation center or creative space, enroll in a Decorate-to-Innovate webinar or schedule a team planning facilitation at the Thinkubator.
Do you need breakthrough solutions and more innovation? Do you need to improve your innovation skills? Do you want to generate more and better ideas in less time? Do you wish you had more time-saving tools and techniques? Do you need a better ROI in these challenging economic times?
If you answered yes, you and your team should experience SolutionPeople's upcoming Innovation Training Workshops led by Gerald "Solutionman" Haman in at the Thinkubator in Chicago or onsite at client locations. Investments Create Dividends: Earn a Guaranteed ROI (Return On Ideas) The award-winning workshop is designed to help you and your people develop ideas and action plans to address your real-world goals, challenges and problems. SolutionPeople guarantees participants will leave the training with ideas worth more than their tuition investment. Solutionman's Personal Video of Workshop ROI Guarantee Click to View ROI Video
A survey of over 1,000 graduates revealed that 80% of them generated ideas valued at over $50,000 from the Accelerated Innovation Training. One team of 25 people yielded solutions valued at over $273 million. Another team developed a product that was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the Most Innovative Products of the Year. If you do not feel you have gained at least $1,000 worth of value, you can ask for a refund or take the course again. SolutionPeople is confident you will generate ideas worth much more.