Melbourne Water welcomed the opportunity to be the first member to host a 123 Innovate® Cards workshop. Eight external participants joined four internal innovation catalysts from Melbourne Water for a full day of tools, techniques and learning.
Hargraves Institute and its members have used the 123 Innovate® Cards extensively for many years in one- to-one projects and activities. The cards have now been produced for personal and team use.
It is well known that a critical part of innovation and creativity is the ability to ‘ask the right question’. When you ask the right question, the human brain then starts the natural process of investigation, deliberation and decision.
The problem is to ask the right question!
“This is about trying to ensure we ask the right questions. Innovation is easy if we ask the right questions; learning to ask the right question is the hard part.” Melbourne Water
The Cards comprise over 100 ‘right questions’, with the content developed after an extensive review of existing tools and techniques across all areas of innovation.
The workshop was both hands on and interactive with participants working on several issues and activities in different teams. Melbourne Water catalysts worked on internal issues, whilst the external participants worked on common social innovation issues.
“A thorough and systemised approach to innovation. The rest is up to you.” Davidson
Breaking the day into two parts allowed participants to cover both working with the two sets of cards – those for individuals and, separately, facilitating teams where only the facilitator needs to be trained.
Feedback from all participants was very positive and valuable suggestions for improvements were discussed. Thanks again to Melbourne Water and also to NRMA who will be hosting the first 123 Innovate® Cards workshop in Sydney.
1 full set of cards included when attending any 123 Innovate® Collaboration Cards workshop. Or purchase your own set via our cart. Card prices: Non-Members $50 per set; Members $35 per set. Excludes postage. (Members only: quote discount Member30 when ordering.)
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