“Challenge your current way of thinking” – stimuli cards (free toolkit)

Are you stuck in a pattern of thinking? These challenge stimuli cards will help you challenge any kind of thinking whether it is about product development, service or social innovation or any other problem or focus that needs new thinking. Challenge cards provide advanced cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes with high ambition for novelty. Each card provides four unique cognitive challenges. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Inventive principle stimuli cards for initiating new directions of thinking (free toolkit)

Need help coming up with those surprisingly novel ideas? These stimuli cards facilitate cognitive stimulation in order to diverge thinking into new areas of interest. Inventive principle cards are primarily applicable for technical related problem areas, but can also provide help for other problem areas. Each card provides four unique inventive principles. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Bachelor program in Creativity & Business Innovation (educational curriculum)

Creativity and Business Innovation is a bachelor program for aspiring entrepreneurs, product and service managers and corporate leaders. Built on a foundation of best business practices, the curriculum will train you to discover and develop novel business models, inspire co-founders and employees and manage a growing organisation. Nearly a quarter of the curriculum comprises of real-life problem-solving as a part of corporate internships in different European markets. The curriculum includes 20 ECTS on creativity.

I co-developed this program with Frederik Hertil and colleagues at Vilnius University College. The bachelor program is available in Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Porto in Porto and Vilnius University of Applied Sciences in Vilnius.

Random word stimuli cards for creative processes (free toolkit)

This simple and powerfull toolkit helps you produce far more ideas and more interesting ideas on command. It is one of the simplest tools to use during a creative process. Ideally it is a natural part of the ideation / idea production phase of a creative process. Random word stimuli cards provide highly effective cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes where the need for a lot of ideas is evident. Each card provides six unique random word cognitive stimuli. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Developing a Creative and Innovative Organisational Culture: Experiences from Continuous Embodied Creativity Training (free paper)

This study aims to explore the impact of continuous embodied creativity training on organisational creative and innovative culture in 5 Danish organisations. The study finds that trainees experience less resistance towards organisational change, stronger sense of community with colleagues, and a higher level of energy at work. The study also finds a hot-or-not attitude towards the training between trainees and non-trainees colleagues in the organisations. The paper presents examples of creativity training exercises used by the organisations and discusses the findings in relation to creative and innovative organisational culture. I co-authored this paper with Rune Osmundsen and Chaoying Tang. The paper was accepted and presented at the CICALICS conference in Beijing.