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'Garden' ‒ Independent Ideation Phase


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Using Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools (10 KITT)

The both teams – innovators and enemies – use the same set of metaphoric Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools to invent the next move. Each of 10 KITT can perform four metaphoric actions.

The same seeds of inspiration planted in a different thinking environment produce different fruits of ideation.

Thus every team member brings a different fruit to the ‘Kitchen’.

Independent Ideation Phase

In Innovation Brainball (Innoball) the intellectual teamwork starts from the independent ideation phase in order to cultivate diverse thoughts, ideas and solutions.

When the enemy creates a challenging problem, understand the problem as well as the opportunities it brings along, then set your team free to independently cultivate divergent thinking. Ideas from others are hidden to avoid groupthink. Encourage engagement through meaningful incentives, time constraints, and reminders.

During the independent ideation phase team members look at the same situation from different points of view and come out with a variety of solutions. These individual contributions are merged and synergized during the next 'Kitchen' phase of the intellectual teamwork.

Independent ideation helps also manage individual competitiveness so that is doesn’t create barriers caused by one person trying to top others all the time.



Ideation on Autopilot

When Innoball is used to strengthen a real venture and increase its chances for success, it's far more beneficial to play the game twice, on Day 1 and Day 2.

While team members relax after the Day 1, their subconscious mind  doesn't. It keeps ideating on autopilot, especially while people are sleeping. As a result, most people come next day with advanced ideas, and the second Innoball game gives further boost to the project.  >>>



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