Parents routinely say “I can’t draw. etc.” We give adults positive creative experiences. Facilitators inspire with creative projects (art, poetry, welding…) Adults share (anonymously/virtually) with a small community for support/encouragement.
The ability to cycle between the creative and the analytical brain is central to creativity and innovation. This dynamic fusion explored in David Edwards’ book ArtScience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation.
Physical spaces within Senior or Community Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, etc. where retired/aging/mature individuals can participate in a structured, facilitated design-thinking process to design solutions to aging-related issues /challenges.
Flocks of hundreds of thousands of birds and large schools of fish communicate seamlessly, dynamically and without collision! How could this type of collective behavior be interpreted, adapted or mimicked to help prevent mass violence?
Self-selecting groups of employees engage in fun & games with a specific healthy goal. Online tracking platform/app, pop-up challenges, text messages, bonus points... and a few surprises, keep everyone motivated and on track. Everyone wins!
This short TED talk demonstrates how a small change alleviated traffic in Stockholm. Further, while many of the residents seem to have changed their behavior in significant ways, those changes were imperceptible to the citizens themselves.
We know the tangible requirements of a healthier lifestyle / community, ie, diet, exercise, stress-reduction. What are intangible requirements? Support? Encouragement? Gratification? Accountability. Structure. Mindfulness? Other???
External/internal teams assembled for the purpose of identifying a Company’s unique ‘world benefit’ tactics/strategies. Teams are then split up and re-configured / re-assembled with other companies, and so on, to keep ‘changing it forward.’
Thanks Belen - I'm glad you like this approach. I agree that the ' all family' approach does seem to be the way to get adults involved in the creative confidence-building community. Thanks for your enthusiasm!