Yesterday, I posted about a way to have more ideas by taking a walk with a small camera. Here’s how to get your entire organization into the habit:
Step One: Get your office a camera (even better, get everyone in your office a camera).
Step Two: Take turns choosing a particular object, thing, or shape of the week.
Step Three: Ask everyone to take pictures of the subject of the week.
Step Four: Upload all of the photos taken to a common location (like Flickr).
Step Five: Discuss the best photos at a weekly staff meeting.
Step Six. Pick the best photos each week, print them out, make the photographers “sign” them, and then frame them.
Step Seven: Throw out your store-bought “art” and hang up your new original artwork.
INNOVATION BONUS: Instead of choosing an object, thing, or shape, identify a challenge your office is facing. Ask your budding photographers to take pictures like before, but suggest they make each picture relate to the challenge (or its solution) in some way – no matter how tenuous the connection. At you weekly meeting, have everyone explain how/why their photos relate to either the challenge or the solution.