Collaboration - Creative Thinking

Collaboration - Creative Thinking

Wed, 8 October, 2008
Posted by wendy renner

I just got back from a conference, that I truly wish everyone could experience. The conference is a small, invite only event, that focuses on new innovative ideas to help solve the great challenges of our time – economic, social and environmental. "The Vine" is truly a breath of fresh air. I actually left feeling inspired, instead of depressed and sullen with everything that is happening in the industry and in our great nation.

One thing this conference really drove home was that without collaboration we are really all heading in a poor direction. It only takes a few people to totally redirect and solve very complex problems. However, if you venture out on your own, you might actually get there, it just might take you a really long time. I find it interesting that some of the greatest ideas or solutions seem to come from just a few individuals that band together and just look at the problem differently. It seems they just step back, turn it upside down and then flip it inside out.

To dive in deeper to this ever evolving subject, take a peek at Charles Leadbeater's innovative website, it is amazingly insightful and truly where I think our world is heading. By the way his book is incredible as well.