The ThinkTankThursday 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 involve some outsiders!" ...but think big!

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The ThinkTankThursday Concept

  1. 1. TTT <ul><li>ThinkTankThursday Concept presentation </li></ul><ul><li>April 2009, Rob Veldt ( ) </li></ul>
  2. 2. an ideavents initiative... stimulates ( open ) innovation initiatives ( )
  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>getting started </li></ul><ul><li>recapitulation </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>
  8. 8. THINK <ul><li>share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>share creativity </li></ul><ul><li>share experience </li></ul><ul><li>think out of the box </li></ul><ul><li>use available capacity </li></ul>
  9. 9. TANK <ul><li>open up for other points of view </li></ul><ul><li>absorb knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>inspire others (by getting inspired yourself) </li></ul><ul><li>involve outsiders (even if it’s ‘only’ another department) </li></ul><ul><li>nothing is wrong </li></ul>
  10. 10. THURSDAY <ul><li>on regular base </li></ul><ul><li>not necessarily weekly, but... </li></ul><ul><li>TTT boosts (weekly) results with its inspirational impuls while the organization slips away in its (weekly) patrons... </li></ul><ul><li>ThinkTankWednesday sounds terrible, but will work also! </li></ul><ul><li>end point: new way of working (share to inspire will be common) </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. HOW <ul><li>just go sit together (it takes only a one hour meeting) </li></ul><ul><li>involve outsiders (other department or outside organization) </li></ul><ul><li>give to get back (share juicy knowledge first ; new developments, insights, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>share your challenge(s) (needs, struggles, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>brainstorm together : how to deal with these challenges? (don’t solve directly, provide creative space) </li></ul><ul><li>structurize & work out solution(s) </li></ul><ul><li>schedule next TTT </li></ul>
  13. 13. WHERE <ul><li>at the subject for discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>office (meeting room) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ crime scene’ </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>
  14. 14. TTT-VALUES <ul><li>help </li></ul><ul><li>easy </li></ul><ul><li>accessible </li></ul><ul><li>fun </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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>
  16. 16. 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>
  17. 17. 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> (free materials) </li></ul><ul><li>we come to you (we use existing channels for our community, like our ThinkTankThursday LinkedIn group) </li></ul>
  18. 18. 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 refreshing </li></ul><ul><li>no fixed end point </li></ul>
  19. 19. 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>
  20. 20. (Y)OUR ROLE <ul><li>organization & participation </li></ul>
  21. 21. 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 materials for free, also for commercial purposes </li></ul><ul><li>help to develop TTT-concept (share ideas / how to improve) </li></ul><ul><li>spread the word! </li></ul>
  22. 22. 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>
  23. 23. JUST TRY IT! <ul><li>organize one in your own area (or participate as outsider) </li></ul><ul><li>involve a (few) 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, challenge your colleagues to do the same! </li></ul><ul><li>even better: get in the driver’s seat and organize your own ThinkTankThursday next week! </li></ul><ul><li>share to multiply! </li></ul>
  24. 24. SHARE FOR INNOVATION @ THINKTANKTHURSDAY! <ul><li>you’re welcome! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: </li></ul>