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Have a creative challenge you’re struggling with? Have a Friday afternoon creative bunch tackle it.

Get your creative team together mid-afternoon this Friday, head to an empty restaurant with a big table (preferably with paper tablecloths for writing ideas), spring for appetizers and drinks, and get their help innovatively addressing your challenge.

A co-worker had a naming challenge last week. On Friday, we followed this approach – bringing along some starter ideas – and with minimal set-up, had a great far-reaching discussion about naming and its broader implications for his effort. To his surprise, within 45 minutes, we had a longer and richer list of ideas than his group had been able to generate over a several week period.

So if you have a problem to solve, what is your creative bunch doing Friday afternoon?

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Mike Brown

Founder of The Brainzooming Group, and an expert on strategy, creativity, and innovation. Mike is a frequent speaker on innovation, strategic thinking, and social media.

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One Response to “Happy Hour Creativity”

  1. Mike Brown says:

    What’s being said about this post at mikebrownspeaks.blogspot.com:

    Leslie said…
    Hey, I’ll join your group any time. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    January 14, 2009 7:35 AM

    Mike Brown said…
    Leslie – You’re welcome to come! The creativity really kicks in when it comes time to pay the check!

    Mike

    January 17, 2009 10:23 PM