Do you have the mindset of a shipwreck survivor or the mindset of a surfer?
Cyriel Kortleven is in Perth giving lessons on how to surf a tsunami of change.
He it teaching strategies for creative problem solving that help individuals and organisations to creatively boost their performance through this VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world.
He gave a lot of simple strategies that take brainstorming to a whole new level.
We were given the question “How can I create change in my organisation?”. Everyone wrote 8 concrete ideas on postit notes. We passed our ideas to the next person in the group who added their ideas to the original ones using a “YES, and….” strategy.
One idea was to have a guest speaker come to the workplace to talk on innovation. The “YES, and….” strategy idea was to create a calendar of innovation presentations that would run throughout the year.
These two ideas were then passed on to a third person.
You get the pattern.
The practical strategies that Cyriel gave were a good lesson on how to keep surfing as the size and speed of the tsunami builds.
Next year when he comes back he is going to build our strategies for learning from Nearlings, those actions we take that don’t quite achieve our goals.
He posts quite a bit of information on his site and he is going to forward worksheets and notes from the workshop which I will post here when they come through.