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Mystery Object

Learning Focus

  • Coaching Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Icebreaker
  • Innovation
  • Listening
  • Problem Solving

Group Size

6 - 16
16 - 24

Duration

90+ Minutes
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£189.00
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This is a three stage exercise that develops a broad range of skills that are relevant to those involved in innovation, sales, influencing others and making presentations. It is versatile & flexible and appropriate for a broad range of learners and learning objectives.
The facilitator can add to the ideas in this activity to build a more extended module around product development, selling skills or influencing skills.

These materials are based on our experience of delivering a series of highly successful in-house and open programmes across the world for a variety of organisations, and is an extended version of the activity originally found in the Breakthrough Thinking Workshop

Learners work in two groups using the SPARK-IT model to ‘push’ and extend creative idea generation.

They then work in pairs to use the stimulus of a ‘Mystery Object’ to develop an innovative product idea. They adopt two different roles - of designer and coach - and prepare to make a short sales presentation which is delivered at the end of Stage 2.

It is possible to use only Stage 1 if time is limited but there is additional value in completing both stages of the task.

Read more about developing Innovation here

The Workshop objectives include:

  • To apply creative thinking techniques in generating new ideas
  • To practise coaching skills of listening, questioning, summarising and clarifying
  • To build confidence in presenting or public speaking
  • To identify ways of influencing others through the choice of language and value matching
  • To use feedback to improve performance

Click here to download our FREE copy of the 7i Process Model to Develop Creativity and Innovation Skills!

 

Activity materials include

8 x Mystery Objects (2 x 4 different objects)
Facilitator manual
1 x set of 14 x SPARK-IT Cards
8 x printed Design Briefing Sheets
8 x printed Coaching Sheets (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
8 x printed Customer Description Sheets (2 x 4 different customers)

Package Weight: 1.5kg


The materials supplied allow 8 working pairs (16 people) to participate in the activity.
There is the potential for an additional observer role in each group, making it possible to work with a group of up to 24 learners

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