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The "Create a Company" exercise is an excellent training activity for teaching the power of collaboration in creativity and innovation. It is also a great energizer for group meetings. Teams must create innovative new companies focusing on a clear mission and three specific objectives. Then they are told they only have 15 minutes to do it! They always succeed, surprising themselves with their ingenuity and speed. The hilarious presentations leave everyone in stiches.
Additionally, the exercise…
- Demonstrates team concepts, roles, and operation
- Demonstrates team creativity and innovation
- Leads to a relevant discussion on the critical elements of team operation
- Forms new bonds between participants
- Surfaces team member talents and roles
- Generates high-energy fun that participants will truly enjoy
Group Size - 6 to 100 (although has been done successfully with 150)
Time Involved - 45 to 90 minutes depending on group size
(See testimonials below)
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"I just wanted to let you know how our first session went with "Create a Company". We had one of the most creative, enthusiastic and workable sessions, we have ever had. I had a video titled "The Four Hour House" that we watched first. In this video, workers in San Diego (about 700 workers in all) built a house in less than 4 hours! It helped set the stage for our teams to Create a Company in 15 minutes. I provided several props for them to use and provided an incentive for all to participate. It was amazing to see them go to it! Your guidelines made facilitating the session simple. We did video the presentations so we could watch them later. Thanks for the help in making this a training session to remember".
"Thank you so much. The workshop went very well yesterday. Everyone had a blast. The exercise exceeded my expectations. The step-by-step instructions were exactly what I needed, given my limited time to prepare. You did all of the work. I only needed to follow your explicit instructions. I was also quite pleasantly surprised at the creativity the exercise generated. This entire experience, from the moment I contacted you, has been totally positive. Thanks again."
Social Security Administration
Business is definitely moving toward more creativity and innovation to compete in the new millennium. Check out these issues of Business Week magazine for excellent reports - Oct. 11, 2004 and Aug. 1, 2005.
We feel strongly that teams at all levels of the organization should be learning more about creativity and innovation, and that exercises such as Create a Company can help. The exercise demonstrates how quickly a team can create something new and completely different in record time.