When you are a harvester the first thing you need to learn is to be able to hold frustration! More and more we learn that if we want to harvest these big events for the ‘outside world’ – in real time – we need a harvesting team next to the facilitation and organisation team. My frustration now is that I lost the posting that I made this morning… too bad for you readers!
Part of this morning posting was this picture, where you see we are hosted in a 125 year old ballroom that is protected. Actually the hotel of which this is part of now, is build around it! You see also Jeff, who introduced us into the theme of these one and a half day: Inviting Innovation!
What I remember also is his talking about innovate and design these inviting spaces where actually this innovation can happen. Jeff also gave us a puzzle that invited us to think outside the box. Not many people could solve it… We also got some toys, called ZOOB, which have different pieces in different colours. They can connect in different ways. Inspiration was taken from the DNA structure, it are all basic building ‘blocks’. Now you see structures appearing on the tables in all totally different shapes!
Our first question was: What kind of innovation needs do you face today?
What I recall for myself is: Do we see the whole? How can we go beyond our habit of seeing seperate things and persons? Somebody at my first table shared: What should I do how to bring out the new? What also struck me was the question: How do we connect with nature? Not only nature itself, but how to integrate the vital and the beauty in all what we do?