TTT <ul><li>ThinkTankThursday  Concept   presentation </li></ul><ul><li>May 2009, Rob Veldt ( www.ideavents.com ) </li></ul>
an ideavents initiative... stimulates ( open ) innovation initiatives ( www.ideavents.com )
outline <ul><li>concept + logo </li></ul><ul><li>what-when-why-how-where? </li></ul><ul><li>TTT-values </li></ul><ul><li>o...
CONCEPT <ul><li>keep it simple: </li></ul><ul><li>“ put the heads together... </li></ul><ul><li>...and involve some outsid...
LOGO  (FYI) <ul><li>(puT your heads TogeTher...) </li></ul>
WWWHW? <ul><li>what-when-why-how-where? </li></ul>
THINK TANK <ul><li>we... </li></ul><ul><li>share  knowledge, creativity, experience </li></ul><ul><li>inspire  others </li...
THURSDAY <ul><li>regular,  not ‘necessarily’ weekly... </li></ul><ul><li>boost  (weekly)  results  with inspirational impu...
WHY <ul><li>stimulate  innovation </li></ul><ul><li>simplify  innovation </li></ul><ul><li>use  available capacity </li></...
HOW <ul><li>just go sit together  (only one hour meeting) </li></ul><ul><li>involve outsiders  (outside department / organ...
WHERE <ul><ul><li>at the ‘crime scene’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>office  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting room </li></u...
TTT-VALUES <ul><li>help </li></ul><ul><li>easy </li></ul><ul><li>accessible </li></ul><ul><li>fun </li></ul>
HELP <ul><li>together we  know more </li></ul><ul><li>bring  inspiration before you get some </li></ul><ul><li>provide ins...
EASY <ul><li>simple =  no restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Just put the heads together” </li></ul><ul><li>we offer  free l...
ACCESSIBLE <ul><li>offline  (live),  online , or both! </li></ul><ul><li>we have  all you need , use them for free! </li><...
FUN <ul><li>challenge  what’s common </li></ul><ul><li>nothing  is  wrong </li></ul><ul><li>inspire by  openness </li></ul...
OUTPUT <ul><li>diverse </li></ul><ul><li>obvious  ideas  (apparently)  </li></ul><ul><li>complex, specialized  solutions <...
(Y)OUR ROLE <ul><li>organization & participation </li></ul>
YOUR  ROLE <ul><li>we  challenge  you to organize (or participate in) a TTT: </li></ul><ul><li>contribute  to ThinkTankThu...
OUR  ROLE <ul><li>facilitate  ThinkTankThursdays </li></ul><ul><li>promote  the global TTT-label </li></ul><ul><li>provide...
JUST  TRY  IT! <ul><li>organize  one in own area (or  participate  as outsider) </li></ul><ul><li>involve  colleague(s) in...
EVEN BETTER:  GET IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT &  ORGANIZE YOUR OWN THINKTANKTHURSDAY  NEXT WEEK!
SHARE FOR  INNOVATION @  THINKTANKTHURSDAY! <ul><li>you’re welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ThinkTankThursday.com   </li></u...
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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 involve some outsiders!"

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The Think Tank Thursday Concept

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

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