Moving from the Create Mode of the Collaborate Mode during the ChangeMaker Innovation Process™ allows for collaborative feedback to enhance and elevate ideas and design solutions.
Solicit positive and constructive feedback. Use teamwork to inspire and encourage. Allow scientific discourse and collaborative conversations to bring new insights to the process/project. What key questions can I ask others?
In the Collaborate Mode, one gets to participate in thought-provoking discussions and conversations with the goal of gaining new insights, perspectives, and understandings. Collaborating effectively allows for all voices and ideas to be heard in a safe environment. Collaboration is a pursuit of learning from each other to harness the “Power of Together” for greater widespread impact.
Collaboration creates value TOGETHER that can not be created alone!
The “I Like, I Wish, I Wonder” activity and graphic organizer is a place to start. This can be used in one-on-one feedback sessions or in small group scenarios to discuss organizational culture or specific feedback on new concepts, ideas, and design solutions.
What is the value in Collaborating?*
- Harness the collective perspectives and strength of your team
- Uncover new ideas and unexpected areas of exploration
- Step beyond obvious solutions to increase innovation potential
- Create fluency and flexibility in your innovative options
*adapted from Stanford d. School
What you choose to focus your attention on will determine how you interact and empower others.
How might you inspire and encourage those you are collaborating with?
What are the strengths and skill sets of those on your team?
How can those strengths be used to harness the “Power of Together” for IMPACT?
How can you use Collaboration to reach your greatest innovation potential?
Cheers to Collaboration!
For those that are interested we have many more methods, graphic organizers, and activities for the Imagine Mode in our Methods For Education Book!