Break the rules and foster a culture of innovation: ‘Reverse the challenge’ technique

Chris Griffiths Applied Innovation Course
Article by Chris Griffiths
Over the years I’ve worked with businesses from around the world, from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, whose rules and bureaucracies have held them back from adapting to the changing dynamics of their marketplaces.
Despite spending time and money on implementing change, whether it’s improving customer relations or adding new products and services, they experience little or no improvement. These failed attempts at implementing innovative strategies can have a more damaging effect than not being innovative at all. If rules are never open to investigation or challenge, how can you ever break new ground? How can you see the merits of other approaches when you’re not free to look for them?
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Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe becomes new Chairman of Think Productivity

DropTask team with Jan Mühlfeit
Retired Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Mühlfeit, is now the Chairman of OpenGenius’ sister company, Think Productivity. They are the creators of DropTask, the productivity enhancing application with a game-changing visual approach to task management. The company’s announcement came during their recent showcase at this year’s UK flagship digital event, ‘Digital 2015‘.

CEO of OpenGenius and Think Productivity, Chris Griffiths, said:

“Jan Mühlfeit has experienced great success during his career, and spent many years side by side with Bill Gates as they travelled all over the world. With a wealth of knowledge obtained throughout his career – as well as during his time as Chairman of Microsoft Europe, we’re lucky to have such a high profile and successful figure interested in getting involved with a start-up here in Wales. It’s absolutely fantastic for the Welsh community and in particular, our flourishing digital economy which is being showcased at this year’s Digital 2015 event – which we’re honoured to be a part of. I very much look forward to the road ahead. We’re in for an exciting journey.”
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Effective Innovation in Business

For more than 40 years, OpenGenius has led the way in innovation and creative thinking training. Millions of individuals and companies have benefited from our tools, techniques and training programmes. In this hyper-competitive economy it is crucial to be able to innovate quickly and effectively. With a thousand instructors in over 50 countries on 6 continents, we can provide the convenient, fast-track innovation training you need to meet these demands and succeed.

“Chris Griffiths advises the largest companies in the world to be better.” Forbes Magazine


Why OpenGenius Innovation Training?

Our training courses don’t just preach ideas; they are interactive, hands-on courses that get you applying powerful innovation techniques on day one. Strong innovation skills are essential in business, but organisations simply don’t know how to put them into practise. We show you where you have been going wrong, the specific mistakes to avoid and simple, repeatable processes for effective innovation.

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