Co-Create: Creating Better Together

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Co-Create Creating Be er Together h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jixxer/6201145680/

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Denise Jacobs Twinkle Tampere ✶ Tampere, Finland ✶ 8 December 2015 h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jixxer/6201145680/

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@denisejacobs @TwinkleNetwork #Twinkle2015 #createtogether

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Web Design/Dev à Creativity Evangelist Photo by Derek Kearney

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à Founder + CEO, The Creative Dose h p://TheCreativeDose.com/

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It’s the new Black h p://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/

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IBM CEO Study, 2010 h ps://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/31670.wss

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Crucial to economic growth h p://business.time.com/2013/04/26/the-time-creativity-poll/

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We MUST create

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A business imperative h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmount/324922376

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Adobe’s State of the Create Study h ps://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pdfs/Adobe_State_of_Create_Infographic.pdf

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Myth of the lone creative genius h p://www.flickr.com/photos/bking/237735847/

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Who generates a lot of brilliant ideas h p://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyrosex/3070551974/

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Isolates and keeps us in silos h p://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/2324862289/

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Blending ideas and concepts h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/6212690140

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Working together toward a common goal h p://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleighb77/3682858416/

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Unblock h p://www.flickr.com/photos/visualdoubts/4087935894/

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"The creative process involves many conversations…conversations with co-creators and colleagues, conversations with oneself…." – The team at the Dubberly Design Office (emphasis added)

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What blocks individual and collective creativity the most? h p://www.flickr.com/photos/99301367@N00/8497106802/

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Fears! h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/tom_lin/3193080175/

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Fear of being judged h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/12825451433/

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Fear of ideas being criticized h p://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeapalooza/553545517/

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Fear of not being perfect and making mistakez h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/4498817330/

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Fear of not being “enough” h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/5788826472/

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Fear of unique ideas h p://www.flickr.com/photos/tboard/2259391512/

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Forms of the Inner Critic h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/acerriteno/3484093889/

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F.E.A.R. = h p://cdnpix.com/show/imgs/7a361666e107cd36656d5a66ea2e4e80.jpg

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Mind-body connection

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“Our bodies change our minds, our minds change our behavior, and our behavior changes our outcomes.” - Amy Cuddy, “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” TED talk

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Try it: Power Pose Hack

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Fiero! h p://www.flickr.com/photos/avantgame/2323853965/

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Makes space for inspiration h p://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8124124586/

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Experimentation mindset h p://blackhistoryheroes.blogspot.com/2010/07/george-washington-carver-scientist-and.html

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Ideas will start to flow h p://www.flickr.com/photos/iprozac/3609806359/

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Connect h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/516719944

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“Creativity is social….Instead (of brainstorming) you need “magic circles,” small teams of people who trust each other, are familiar with each other, and play together.” – Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence

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More people: More creativity! h p://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3019543830/

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“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard h p://www.weareforeal.com/projects/bssp-nouiasaaou-2013

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Keeping your ideas to yourself is detrimental h p://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8127201319/

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Self-preserve or share knowledge? h p://www.123wallpapers.in/file/1650/2880x1800/scarle -johansson-in-lucy-movie.jpg

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Be generous

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Share your ideas h p://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeemick/5106610165/

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There’s a flip side h p://www.flickr.com/photos/nicubunuphotos/5262645427/

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You also need to LISTEN h p://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684632/

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Over-talking = muting others h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/b-love/7459418186

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1) Be present h p://www.flickr.com/photos/tojosan/181249465/

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2) Pay a ention h p://www.flickr.com/photos/copperfeesh/147493122/

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3) Relax your own agenda h p://www.flickr.com/photos/guiniveretoo/1573049301/

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Try it: Talk + Talk / Talk + Encourage h p://www.flickr.com/photos/bachmont/2633601262/

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Builds trust and sense of safety h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2941559903

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Combine h p://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ptr1o8nxC4A/U4SNsUtVeOI/AAAAAAAAAK0/oMv6jj34r9g/s1600/Photo+27-05-2014+13+39+15.jpg

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Diversity of People = Diversity of Ideas h p://www.flickr.com/photos/shirinwiniger/3680885289/

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“Creativity…thrives on diversity, tension, sharing, and collaboration.” - Stefan Klocek, “Be er Together”

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Need everyone h p://www.infographicmaker.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RightBrainvsLe Brain-Infographic.jpg

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Complementary roles and responsibilities h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/slieschke/5194616428/

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Respond and adapt to create h p://img.opposingviews.com/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive/public/gallery/14/09/slides/d0934f0ed858ca5c5beaea8bef6b5200_970x.jpg?itok=evmgAkah

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Try it: Story by Suggestion h p://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eastern_Story_Teller_%281878%29_-_TIMEA.jpg

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Words to Suggest: Listener #1 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  Pomegranate Pencil Bread Taxi Ceiling Cards Bo le Flower 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  Fly Run Suggest Type Develop Move Play Speak

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Words to Suggest: Listener #2 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  Screen Glasses Sweater Paper Candle Book Watch Ki en 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  Sing Sit Ask Place Write Sleep Jump Cry

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Play h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/4239849264/

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“Play is how we invent and experiment.” – Josh Clarke, “The Web Gets Real” talk

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Improve with Improv h p://www.flickr.com/photos/roel1943/5740295789/

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Instead of this

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Amplify the ideas of others h p://www.flickr.com/photos/thivierr/1177775772/

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“Plussing” h p://www.flickr.com/photos/66568868@N00/6032481145/

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1) Start where you are h p://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/3446600695/

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2) Accept the offer h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgraths/3277839203

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3) Fully commit Photo: Jessie Shternshus

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4) The response is always

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5) Make your colleagues look good h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/life_is_good_pete/3051205091/

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Try it: Six Person Sentence h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/auntiep/4749109313

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Group contribution = best outcomes h p://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5752191246/

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Design an environment for co-creation

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Provide proper outlets h p://www.flickr.com/photos/sfllaw/222795669/

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Public space for ideas h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jameskm03/4830068911/

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“Co-creation needs externalized material. Sharing the fuzzy, early, raw concept gives your (team) material to work with, to respond to and evolve.” – Stefan Klocek, “Be er Together”

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Encourage “stupid” ideas h p://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/142398084

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They may be the best ones! StartSometihingStupid.com

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Post ideas to allow them to grow and develop h p://www.flickr.com/photos/nanpalmero/4278466639/

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Have both si ing and standing space h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/johannakoll/5543573129/

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Create a locus where people + ideas can mix and mingle h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/pburleson/5827667522

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Collaborate at every stage of a project h p://www.flickr.com/photos/jakecaptive/47065720/

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Co-Create! h p://www.flickr.com/photos/nogood/211873647/

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A new paradigm h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/bu ersponge/4955768144

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Tried to do it all by ourselves h p://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4052943367/

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Trying to think and be clever

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Time to up-level our creativity h p://www.flickr.com/photos/fragmented/2734290118/

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What are we ultimately shooting for? h p://www.flickr.com/photos/bhenak/2664680892/

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Not h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/9135191382/

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But instead h p://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Daisy-Be er-2013-1200x1200.png

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My ThoughtLeader crush: Umair Haque h p://www.flickr.com/photos/nextconference/3504568830/

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Be erness? Be erness!!

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“The sum total of human effort can add up to not merely more, but to Be er.” – Umair Haque, Be erness: Economics for Humans

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Develop an openness to differences h p://www.flickr.com/photos/sentxd/4232907318/

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Strong bonds form amongst the group h p://www.flickr.com/photos/thelastminute/3114650732/

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It starts with You h p://www.flickr.com/photos/siutou_amy/2306794554/

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“Collaboration flourishes when there is a willingness to embrace new practices and thinking.” - Nic Evans, “How to Collaborate: The Creative & the Practical”

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Tap into collective brilliance h p://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8156999698/

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Co-create to make be er things h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/lauroroger/8808985531

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And most importantly, to h p://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5319988695/

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…Together! h ps://www.flickr.com/photos/sepblog/3527804859/

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THE CREATIVE DOSE A Creativity + Innovation Collective Work Better. Create More. Create Betterness. Creative Thinking & Problem-solving Applying an Innovation Mindset Creative Collaboration Team Communication & Cohesion TheCreativeDose.com @thecreativedose

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My upcoming book! Banish Your Inner Critic 26 Effective Techniques for Unleashing Productive Creativity DeniseJacobs.com/InnerCritic

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Connect, Chat, and Collaborate! DeniseJacobs.com à Sign up on my mailing list here! denise@denisejacobs.com twi er.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom slideshare.net/denisejacobs Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/

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Thank you! h p://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535970/

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