- Creative Fridays
How to communicate to employees about an exciting way to encourage innovation and continuous improvement - Creative Fridays.
Many companies use Creative Fridays as a practical way to encourage their people to innovate, or to improve the way they do things at work. Creative Fridays are a day once a week, or once a month, where people have the time to improve things at work. They are given space to think, plan and implement improvements by their managers, as there are no internal meetings or internal emails allowed on that day.
If you want to introduce Creative Fridays in your organization, it is important to communicate your expectations clearly to all employees.
In our member zone, we have the content of a communication that you can adapt to suit your organisation. It provides information such as:
- What is Creative Friday? How will it benefit you?
- How Creative Friday works.
- What you can do as an employee on Creative Friday.
- What you can expect to happen when you try to be creative. The different stages of being creative.
- How to choose an idea to work on. One that helps you to make an improvement in your work, or helps you to be innovative.
- What is the role of courage in being innovative.
Use the content of this communication in a brochure, a newsletter, a magazine or a presentation to employees about Creative Fridays. Adapt what you need to suit your particular organization.
Ideal for leaders involved in innovation, continuous improvement or empowerment of employees.
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Add power to Creative Fridays. Get the book.
If you want to add power to your Creative Fridays, we have created a book that does all the heavy lifting for you. It provides the mental tools, and motivation your team will need to innovate successfully on Creative Fridays. This means you can focus your energy on simply encouraging and recognising your team, rather than coaching them.
The book "Innovate! The employees guide to innovation" is available in two formats.
The kindle format, can be used by your team as a reference book every Creative Friday. Simply get them to download a Kindle app onto their mobile phones. Then, as they work on solving problems, or making improvements, or implementing their innovative ideas, they can access the relevant mental tools from their own 'guide to innovation.' A guide that is available whenever they need it.
Or if you want to encourage, motivate or recognise people who try to innovate, give them a print version of Innovate! as a gift.
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