CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING WORKSHOPS
Our creative problem solving workshops use pottery painting as a tool that improves creative thinking to overcome your business challenges. The workshops are tailor made for your company and designed to overcome specific business challenges (as defined by you).
The way participants will visually represent a business challenge is often very different both to how they verbally articulate it and how others represent it. Being able to see the challenge in different ways allows for wider discussions on how to overcome it and ultimately a better solution is identified.
For example, two business partners, who came into a session believing they were on the same page as each other, were asked to paint a visual representation of how they saw their business currently. One painted a downhill skier and the other painted representation of family on strong foundations. When they presented back, the person who had painted the skier explained that he felt he had already reached the pinnacle of his career, had nothing left to prove and wanted to just enjoy work, only working on projects that he was passionate about and enjoyed. The other partner explained that they saw the business currently as building solid foundations for the business so that the next generation of the families had a future there. These are two quite different views of the business and the realisation that they weren’t as aligned as they thought was crucial to the next stage of creating a vision and plan for the future
This makes pottery painting a very powerful tool to unlock different and more creative solutions to a challenge.
Typical challenges this approach can be used for:
1) Creating a vision for your business or team/department
2) Deploying a vision to the lead team
3) Overcoming communication difficulties between different parties (between team members or between different teams)
4) Identifying road blocks to achieving your vision
Key Benefits of our Creative Problem Solving Workshops
1.Increased innovation and creative thinking to overcome challenges
2.Increased engagement of employees
3.Boosted employee wellbeing.
Was feeling quite stressed and in need of a break at the start of the session. I was excited to try something new and now I feel much more relaxed and with a renewed sense of perspective and what's important. It was so great - thank you!
Was feeling tired and a bit stressed at the start of the session - now feel relaxed, chilled out and calm.
Very relaxing and awesome instruction. Feel happy and ready to go back to work now.
Loved this course, relaxed, informative with time built in for participants to talk and share ideas
Thanks - it was great. I forgot I had any problems
I loved the workshop! I am not very artistic, despite the desire to be. I found painting my bowl great fun and I'm over the moon with the finished piece. I can't wait to do it again.
Very relaxing experience
Thank you so much for a fun, yet relaxing time.
I really enjoyed the session it was something different and fun. I was amazed at what I could produce with Lorna's advice as I am not artistic at all. Thank you!
Liz (Elizabeth Kirkby) & I run the Speakeasy Stroke Group based in Gateshead. It is primarily a communication group for adults who've had strokes. We are often trying to think of new, fun activities that all can take part in/ enjoy. A few years ago I discovered Rainbow Pottery! As a consequence, the lovely Lorna has come to us regularly to deliver a themed pottery painting session - Christmas, Easter etc. She has always delivered a fantastic session and made sure that all our members have had a successful & enjoyable session. We'll see you soon!
Lorna came to do some work with our Sibling Support group and was amazing. All the children had a fantastic session and loved designing their plates with some of their favourite activities to do with their brother or sister who has autism. We'd love to have Lorna back again in the future & can't rate her highly enough.
I wanted to say a massive thank you for the recent pottery painting session with the young people’s group. As always your patient and supportive approach enabled the group to engage with the theme and express their views, while having a brilliant time. One young person said to me “I never thought I’d enjoy pottery painting but it was really relaxing and easy to chat when I was doing something else."
It was a delight to "escape" from "normal life" - Thank you
Totally relaxing morning - great to feel inspired at the end of it.
Wonderful session and an opportunity to meet some lovely, interesting people
A fabulous way to spend a morning. An opportunity to relax and achieve at the same time. Fab!
Fresh new sort of training session. Brings people together well. Great fun too!
Made us take time to think about where our business is going, which I think you don't always do.
It was a very useful course – I was surprised at how very clear the vision became and how I could create a representation of it – all down to Lorna’s excellent facilitation
A combination of Lorna’s business skills and creative knowledge provided a valuable business tool to used on a daily basis.