WASABI: What A Simple And Brilliant Idea!
Creativity workshop for skills in generating new and breakthrough
ideas for the workplace.
Ideas are today’s new capital and key resource for organisations that want to solve challenging issues, want to get ahead, and stay ahead!
The ability to generate new ideas is fast becoming the skill and resource for greater productivity today. No longer is it sufficient for organisations to harness knowledge and information to solve problems or stay ahead. The age today is about Creativity and Innovation – the ability to create new value, see new opportunities and act differently from others. This is the cornerstone to being effectively innovative.
But often, creating new ideas may seem too difficult to staff. Even intimidating at times.
WASABI workshop will help take the difficulty out of creative thinking. It will have staff challenging and breaking free their own self-restricting thoughts and behaviours that block the creation of new ideas. It will fire their imagination and stimulate them into creating original, new and workable solutions no one has thought of before – instilling in them the ability to innovate in the process.
Conducted in a very lively, interactive and participatory method, the workshop will inspire teamwork, communication and quick-thinking in participants.
- Gain deeper understanding of creativity and innovation and their impact
- Recognise obstacles to creativity and how to overcome them
- Unleash their creative thinking skills in a fun and non-intimidating way
- Learn the art of creating new ideas to produce new possibilities and solutions
- Learn how to connect the right ideas to problems
- Learn how to present and get buy-in for their new ideas
- Understand how innovation comes about
The organisation stands to benefit by:
- Creating a body of creative staff that is constantly challenging assumptions and coming up with new solutions
- Immersing within the wave of creativity and innovation so it becomes an organisational culture
- Having multitude of new ideas and solutions that can propel it forward – and stay forward
- Raising standards and quality to world-class levels
- Gaining an edge over its competition through its embrace of constant innovation
Why be creative in the first place?
Simply because you need fresh, new ideas. There are hundreds of reasons why an organisation needs new ideas, some of which include:
- Solving challenging problems with new solutions
- Brainstorming for multitude ideas and solutions in a shorter time
- Seeing opportunities and possibilities in every situation
- WOW-ing customers by adding value to products and services
- Retaining staff by generating new rewards incentives
- Gaining market share through breakthrough innovations
There are plenty more, but I guess you see the picture. Whether it is sales, staff development, R & D, new products and services, etc. – it is about advancing and winning in every field!
Who is the workshop for?
The simple answer is: practically everyone! Creativity is not the domain of only the few or the geniuses. It is inherent within every individual. All you need is a push in the right direction with the right set of tools and techniques to unleash your creative potential. This is where WASABI™ workshop comes in, providing you the required set of skills that can be utilised immediately. And after that, it only takes practice to get better and better.
The workshop incorporates facilitation, discussions, team games and activities, videos and music. The aim is to energise participants and lower their inhibitions so their creativity can be unleashed in a non-intimidating environment. WASABI provides learning through spontaneity, excitement, energy and humour, creating an experience that encourages participation by all.
Who Should Attend:
All levels of staff who aim to enhance their idea creation skills for professional and personal purposes. For all organisations who need to raise the creativity and thinking skills of staff to solve organisational issues and for the creation of new innovations; especially suitable for staff in Marketing and Sales, Human Resources, Organisational and Capability Development, Management and Leadership, where generating new ideas is a critical function.
What Some Participants Thought of WASABI:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the session. I rate the session as the best exercise I have taken part in ever.”
International Business Consultant
“Thank you for conducting a really energetic and “different” training for us. We got together with the aim of getting the entire team to interact and engage with each other and the WASABI methodology got the people to do just that. The enthusiasm and commitment that you got out of the team was great and they were able to think differently and creatively and come out with solutions to issues that affected them. The feedback from the team members was very positive and they believed that the training would help them perform better in their day-to-day work.”
CB Richard Ellis (India)
About WASABI’s Creator and Facilitator: Prabhjit Singh
Prabhjit brings a wealth of work and training experience in the field of creativity and innovation in staff of all levels. His training has involved thousands of participants across government bodies and leading private sector organisations such as Gucci, SingTel, CapitaLand and Millenium & Copthorne International. He has also conducted workshops for notable international clients such as Petronas (Malaysia), National Library of Malaysia, and CBRE (India) and Indian Oil.
Prabhjit has worked in various capacities in both government and private sector the past 15 years, harnessing relevant knowledge and experience in creativity, management, communications, sales and marketing, service quality and customer care.
With his forte in corporate creativity, he has helped his clients learn new ways of thinking and opening their minds to embrace an innovation mindset. Believing that participants learn best when “uninhibited”, his workshops are uplifting and combines humour, versatility and zest, turning them into sessions of effective learning within a vibrant environment that has become his hallmark.
Prabhjit’s energy and enthusiasm stimulate participants to explore their inherent ingenuity and enables them to look at things from different perspectives. His versatility allows him to customise his workshops to suit each group of participants who come from different departments and industries. It is no surprise that his creativity and innovation workshops are highly effective and truly insightful.
Prabhjit is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. He keeps engaged in myriad activities to stay stimulated, is a voracious reader of almost any subject, does community work among youths, and enjoys a good chat and exchange of new ideas.
To learn more how WASABI can add that edge to your staff’s idea-generation and creative abilities, click here.