The Era of Creativity: A New Business Paradigm
The digital transformation has revolutionised the way we work and innovation has become one of the key success factors today. Companies are forced to change and to innovate. To do so successfully they need to be aware that new ideas and innovation can only develop in a corporate culture that promotes creativity. Culturesphere helps companies and organisations to foster their innovation culture with a focus on activating their internal creative potential. Our unique proposition: Utilizing the effective approaches and the distinct strategies from art, craft and design culture to enhance employee’s creative confidence and to unlock their innovation capabilities.
The Power of People
People, with their creativity and talent, their engagement and motivation, determine business success today. Making full use of a company’s internal innovation capabilities and intellectual resources is essential for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage. Companies therefore need to be concerned with both individual and team innovation abilities, employees’ willingness to innovate and the necessary framework conditions to think and act creatively.
The Art of Mastering Creative Thinking
Creativity can’t be ordered or forced, however, it can be nurtured. It is directly influenced by atmospheres and environments. In order for it to thrive, it requires specific inspirational and emotional frameworks, and enabling processes. Let’s learn from the masters of creativity: Artists and designers are experts in associative thinking, storytelling, experimenting, risk-taking, and are well-equipped for dealing with uncertainty and decision-making in complex conditions. The engagement with art, craft and design culture therefore offers here a unique proposition.
Environment, Process, Talent
There are three distinct spheres to be considered when enhancing corporate creativity. Environment: Enabling psychological and physical conditions. Process: Enabling and structured methods and tools. Talent: Enabling employees and fostering their abilities, wellbeing and happiness. Culturesphere offers a holistic approach that considers all three spheres as interconnected and crucial for successfully building a sustainable innovation culture.
Spheres of Innovation Culture
To create new ideas and innovative solutions in a rapidly changing world, companies and organisations need to provide the conditions for new kinds of thinking and collaboration across a diversity of perspectives. Culturesphere helps companies and organisations to foster their innovation culture with a focus on developing new cultural practices, mindsets, skills, methods and tools to activate their employee’s creative potential. Culturesphere utilizes the effective approaches and the distinct strategies from art, craft and design to support the essential spheres of innovation culture: Environment, Process and Talent.
Innovative thinking can only flourish in conditions, that provide room for experimentation, encourage openness for ideas, allow freedom to fail and to learn, and last but not least, provoke new perspectives.
Culturesphere supports companies in their quest to create unique work environments and creative atmospheres that nurture new ways of thinking and a creative attitude.
Our unique interventions and installations help to communicate corporate values and utilize the power of metaphors. They make abstract visions tangible and support a positive employee branding experience.
• Curated Art & Design Exhibitions
• Bespoke Art Installations
• Art Placements
Today’s complex challenges ask for enabling methods that encourage a change of perspective, allow creative thinking to thrive and provide effective tools for idea generation, concept development and strategic decision making processes.
Culturesphere offers custom-tailored workshops that feature practice-based processes and function as catalysts for both individual and organisational creativity, team collaboration, communication and knowledge transfer. We utilize co-creation processes, storytelling and the power of embodied metaphors to make abstract visions tangible.
Our unique workshops foster creative thinking, a shared sense of identity, team building and enhance motivation.
• Scenario Building Processes
• Design-Driven Strategy
• Tactile Thinking Approaches
• Collaborative Artefacts
• Co-Created Art Installations
• Embodied Metaphors
Facilitating learning, dialogue and exchange are essential elements for innovation to thrive in today‘s digital and fast changing world.
Culturesphere provides inspirational platforms and engaging events with internationally renowned practitioners and thinkers to engage in conversations about current topics in the realm of creativity, New Work concepts and innovation.
Our in-house panel talks, conferences, presentations and lectures foster dialogue, learning, cross-fertilization and knowledge exchange.
• Panel Talks
• Presentations & Lectures
Innovation is Powered by People
A company’s internal innovation capabilities and intellectual resources are essential for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage in today’s fast-changing business environment. Employees, with their unique qualifications, experiences and social behavior are the key agents of a company‘s organisational culture. They are the drivers behind innovative products and services. Hence people, with their creativity and talent, their engagement and motivation, determine business success today. Culturesphere therefore focuses on enabling people and on fostering powerful and precious intangible and intellectual assets that help innovation to thrive. Our activities have positive effects on:
• Employee Engagement
• Employee Loyalty
• Employee Wellbeing
• Brand Image
• Customer Engagement
• Social Networks
• Informal Relationship
• Organisational Culture
• Corporate Values
• Informal Routines
• Interpersonal Relationships
• Shared Sense of Identity
In Practice: Examples of Recent Projects
Seeding Sustainable Futures was a two-stage project conceived for the Bavarian Academy for Environment, Health and Sustainable Development. The project addressed opportunities of digital change in connection with sustainable developement goals in companies and organisations. In stage one over 150 participants crafted a collaborative art installation consisting of individually hand modeled clay seeds. The aim of the Seeding Sustainable Futures workshop was to provide a positive collective experience and to create a physical metaphor that communicates on an emotional and symbolic level rather than on a rational and abstract level.
Seeding Sustainable Futures was a project conceived for the Bavarian Academy for Environment, Health and Sustainable Development. During a one-day workshop hundreds of hand made clay seeds were created and displayed in form of an outdoor art installation. At the end of the workshop day the seeds got divided among the participating consultancy firms and were taken to their new homes – to about 60 consultancy offices across Bavaria – where they act as a physical manifestation of the collective experience and help to sustain a shared sense of awareness for sustainable behavior.
Culturespere hosted a panel talk with renowned speakers from the corporate sector, journalism, science and art discussed the topic: John Wai Lam, Global Client Collaboration, Steelcase – Reinhold Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Art Aurea – Prof. Werner Kroener, Creativity Researcher and Artist – Bernd Thiedmann, Coach and Director, Mensch und Veränderung. The panel talk was part of the Munich Creative Business Week 2019.
The exhibition presented eight award-winning artists, whose individual methods and exceptional approaches trigger new thinking and make fundamental principles of innovation tangible. Artists: Michal Fargo, Stewart Hearn, Emmanuel Heringer, Susanne Holzinger, Cecil Kemperink, Richard McVetis, Laurenz Stockner, Peter Vogel. The exhibition was part of Munich Creative Business Week 2019 and was hosted by GMUND Paper.
The installation Tradition & Innovation made the traditional craft of papermaking and the innovative world of Gmund Paper tangible for all senses. The installation was conceived and realised by Culturesphere in cooperation with GMUND Paper and was shown at the innovation event „Servus Zukunft“ during Munich Creative Business Week 2019.
Culturespere made the MCBW claim „Design connects“ tangible in form of an interactive installation. The installation invited visitors of the innovation event „Servus Zukunft“ to share their ideas for future regional developments on cards, which they then assembled – into existence came a collaborative artefact, which united the diversity of visions into one physical symbol. The installation was conceived and realised by Culturesphere in cooperation with GMUND Paper and was taking place during Munich Creative Business Week 2019.
Some More Impressions of Our Recent Activities...
Two Perspectives – One Mission
We – Ingrid Rügemer and Oliver Szasz – are a multidisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds and expert knowledge, which enables us to bring a fresh approach and a unique set of services to the table. We joined forces out of a shared passion for art, craft and design culture and its powerful proposition for nurturing innovation in a organisational context. Together with an international network of collaborators we follow one mission: Providing inspirational and emotional frameworks that nurture innovation capacities and creative thinking at today’s workplace.
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