Tart and Sweet. That’s how I’d describe working on a virtuoso team. (more to come on virtuoso teams- stay tuned.) If you have ever been fortunate enough to be on one of these teams you know that these teams
However, sometimes, even these teams hit a wall and need a respite from the intensity of their meetings. Here’s where this week’s creative boosting technique comes in: The Random Creative Challenge Box. A random creative challenge serves an important purpose: it gives team members a chance to earn some individual recognition within the group- something virtuoso teams crave and thrive on. The Random Creative Challenge Box should be filled with challenges that team members 1) have one week to complete, 2) complete individually, 3) present to the group. Each team member completes the same challenge. After presenting, team members vote on the “winner” of the challenge, and this person is awarded a very special prize, and holds on to this prize until the battle of the next challenge!
These aren’t just “at work activities.” Adding creative challenges into your home routine is a fun way to give your brain a workout. We did this for 8 weeks during a Creativity for Business Leaders class as part of my MBA program, and it was so much fun to see everyone’s take on the challenges. So even though this blog is new, I’m throwing a creative challenge out to anyone who’s reading this on Linkedin, Facebook or Tumblr:
Invent a new fruit: What’s its name? How does it taste? What color is it?
Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.