Creativity & Curiosity Den – Innovation Consulting & Workshop

Creativity & Curiosity Den

What if after you die, God asks you: “so, how was heaven?”

➤   Does not the line linger in your mind long after you have read it? This was one of the one-line stories that were compiled from Quora as part of a creative writing task. It shatters all the existing old ideas we have been having in our mind all this while about heaven and hell. The idea is original, new and “out of the box”. This is Creativity.

➤   Creativity is the ability to perceive things in a new way and implementing them into reality. It comes as a combined outcome of passion and commitment.

➤   Now let us think why it is necessary to have creative people at work. Creative minds always ask questions. They like to experiment with thoughts and ideas and roll out new solutions and processes that have not been identified or put to practice before.  They are curious to find out how a job could be done differently to get better outputs. When CEOs were asked what was the one skill that they valued the most in their people, they said creativity.

So, can creativity be taught in a classroom? If yes, then how does Chools Consulting accomplish it?

➤   It is a fact that though creativity is a part of every human being, how an individual puts it to use may vary. An interesting statistic show that groups with basic training in creativity tools and techniques come up with 350% as many ideas than groups without training. This is where our consulting team comes into action.

➤   We, at Chools Consulting aim at enhancing trainees with imaginative and innovative thinking abilities. This is done through a series of training and problem-solving sessions, that help the individual to explore and unlock the complete potential of their mind.

The Creativity, Curiosity, and Leadership skills workshop

➤   Our team of experts are here to offer high-engaging, inspirational, and though inducing workshops. At the end of the workshop, trainees would be well equipped with these abilities:

✔   Adapting to changes

✔   Being competitive

✔   Revived imaginative skills

✔   Proficient in creative and innovative problem solving

✔   Being optimistic

✔   Enhanced imaginative skills

✔   Designing newer ways to work

Creativity and Design thinking workshop

➤   Design is a direction that helps an organization to develop its products and services that echoes the customers needs and wants. Our Design Thinking and creativity workshop is a hands-on-learning experience that will instill the creative thinking skills needed to support your organization’s innovative efforts.  Trainees will acquire the following skills from the workshop:

✔   Mastering the skills for creative Design Thinking.

✔   Acquiring Managerial skills required for your organization’s culture.

✔   Skills to put Design Thinking into action.

✔   Practically applying Creative problem-solving techniques to the challenges of the organization.

➤   The future belongs to the curious. Get curious, get creative, Come to Chools, and live life as a journey to see the extra-ordinary from the simplest of things.

Creativity & Curiosity Den - Innovation Consulting & Workshop - Case Study

Problem

Chools was hired by an Authentic Mexican Fusion Restaurant to drive profitability and increase in sales revenue. The owner was trying to empower his team by embedding the creativity and curiosity culture to come up with new ideas to increase their customer base through tastier food and better customer service, and our competent team of consultants led the team and the owner with achieving the objective.

Solution

  Our team started with using the following tools to energize and equip the team: Brain Teasers designed to get creative juices flowing; De Bono’s Six thinking Hats, Circle of Success, Buzan’s Mapping, Appreciative inquiry, Circle of success, Benchmarking and Team Diagnostic and Psychometric studies such as Disc Personality tests.

  Post that we simulated the line and the team improved the process by introducing creative ways to perform the job and approach the customers.

5S and visualizing the used tool, workplace and recipes

Introduction of new tools to standardize the quantities of the ingredients

New cost effective To go Packaging

Boards to get customer feedback

Pictures and banners across the outer walls of restaurant having the best dishes and specialties to attract walk Ins.

Social Media advertisement and offers

Seasonal events and dishes

Creating Customer registry and having customer of the week pick.

Customer service and building relationships.

Transform the food preparation line to a speedy line by changing the layout.

Results

First and Far most the engagement of the team through Creativity and Curiosity improved the morale of the team and reduced the Turnover. Moreover, the sales revenue increased by 30% through expanding the customer base and profit by 15% through process cost reduction.

Problem

Chools led a Creativity and Curiosity consulting service in one of the leading Dairy products manufacturing sites. The objective was to empower the team by embedding the creativity and curiosity culture to come up with new ideas to increase employee productivity, process reliability and Customer Base.

Solution

Our team started with using the following tools to energize and equip the team: Brain Teasers designed to get creative juices flowing; De Bono’s Six thinking Hats, Circle of Success, Buzan’s Mapping, Appreciative inquiry, Circle of success, Benchmarking , Team Diagnostic, Psychometric studies such as Disc Personality tests, and a total productive Maintenance training.

Post the training we launched a Kaizen program where all employees suggest their continuous improvement ideas and a panel would study those for feasibility and execution.

The leadership team qualified 41 Ideas that would resolve reliability issues on the production lines, reduce the To Go market time and optimize Environmental sustainability key performance measures, energy, water and carbon foot prints.

Results

First and Far most the engagement of the team through Creativity and Curiosity improved the morale of the team and reduced the Turnover by 31%. Moreover, the delivery time and Go To Market time was reduced by 25% and Overall Equipment Efficiency improved by 11%.

Employee productivity Cases/EE-HRS improved by 35%.

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