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The Think Tank Thursday Concept

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Explains the (free) ThinkTankThursday concept, which stimulates innovation by making it accessible, easy & fun. TTT brings innovation back to it's simple core: "Just put your heads together and …

Explains the (free) ThinkTankThursday concept, which stimulates innovation by making it accessible, easy & fun. TTT brings innovation back to it's simple core: "Just put your heads together and involve some outsiders!"

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  • 1. TTT
    • ThinkTankThursday Concept presentation
    • May 2009, Rob Veldt ( www.ideavents.com )
  • 2. an ideavents initiative... stimulates ( open ) innovation initiatives ( www.ideavents.com )
  • 3. outline
    • concept + logo
    • what-when-why-how-where?
    • TTT-values
    • output
    • (y)our roles
    • get started
  • 4. CONCEPT
    • keep it simple:
    • “ put the heads together...
    • ...and involve some outsiders!”
  • 5. LOGO (FYI)
    • (puT your heads TogeTher...)
  • 6. WWWHW?
    • what-when-why-how-where?
  • 7. THINK TANK
    • we...
    • share knowledge, creativity, experience
    • inspire others
    • open up for other points of view (think out of the box)
    • use available capacity
    • involve outsiders to combine frames of reference
  • 8. THURSDAY
    • regular, not ‘necessarily’ weekly...
    • boost (weekly) results with inspirational impuls while organization slips away in (weekly) patrons...
    • ThinkTankWednesday sounds terrible, but works!
    • end point: new way of working (share to inspire)
  • 9. WHY
    • stimulate innovation
    • simplify innovation
    • use available capacity
    • open up to attract out of the box insights
    • join forces (1+1=3)
    • multiply knowledge, creativity & experience
    • cross-pollination ( combine across fields of interest)
  • 10. HOW
    • just go sit together (only one hour meeting)
    • involve outsiders (outside department / organization)
    • give to get back (share knowledge first: developments, insights)
    • share your challenge(s) (needs, struggles, etc.)
    • brainstorm together: how to deal with challenges?
    • structurize afterwards & work out solution(s)
    • schedule next TTT
  • 11. WHERE
      • at the ‘crime scene’
      • office
      • meeting room
    • inspire by other frame of reference
      • conference center (formal)
      • local pub
      • beach
      • roof
      • etc.
  • 12. TTT-VALUES
    • help
    • easy
    • accessible
    • fun
  • 13. HELP
    • together we know more
    • bring inspiration before you get some
    • provide insight from your unique point of view
    • share to multiply ( accept to get some help)
  • 14. EASY
    • simple = no restrictions
    • “ Just put the heads together”
    • we offer free label and free materials
    • free use of the TTT community
    • max. one hour meeting
    • (almost) no preparation needed
  • 15. ACCESSIBLE
    • offline (live), online , or both!
    • we have all you need , use them for free!
    • www.ThinkTankThursday.com (free materials)
    • we come to you (we use existing channels for our community, like our ThinkTankThursday LinkedIn group )
  • 16. FUN
    • challenge what’s common
    • nothing is wrong
    • inspire by openness
    • learn
    • it’s refresh ing
    • no fixed end point
  • 17. OUTPUT
    • diverse
    • obvious ideas (apparently)
    • complex, specialized solutions
    • ( unexpected ) points of view from ‘outsiders’
    • involvement
  • 18. (Y)OUR ROLE
    • organization & participation
  • 19. YOUR ROLE
    • we challenge you to organize (or participate in) a TTT:
    • contribute to ThinkTankThursdays (on-/offline)
    • organize your own ThinkTankThursday
    • use our free materials, also for commercial purposes
    • help develop TTT-concept (ideas / how to improve)
    • spread the word!
  • 20. OUR ROLE
    • facilitate ThinkTankThursdays
    • promote the global TTT-label
    • provide free materials
    • maintain and expand community
    • moderate discussions
    • organize ThinkTankThursdays
    • speak about ThinkTankThursday (e.g. seminars)
  • 21. JUST TRY IT!
    • organize one in own area (or participate as outsider)
    • involve colleague(s) in what you’re struggling with!
    • discuss your challenges and share experiences, knowledge & creativity to solve them
    • once you’ve taken this first step as a rolemodel , challenge your colleagues to do the same!
    • share to multiply!
  • 22. EVEN BETTER: GET IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT & ORGANIZE YOUR OWN THINKTANKTHURSDAY NEXT WEEK!
  • 23. SHARE FOR INNOVATION @ THINKTANKTHURSDAY!
    • you’re welcome!
    • www.ThinkTankThursday.com
    • [email_address]
    • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1129637