We believe that every child is a born innovator; they question, observe, associate and experiment their way through childhood. As they progress through life and school most are taught to accept the status quo instead of to question and experiment with new ideas. Over time, if these skills are not practised, their creativity and problem-solving skills slowly erode.
In this VUCA world, the risk of not innovating and only following the “established way” of doing things pose a serious threat to the survival of organisations. Employees who are encouraged to innovate are happier and more purposeful and, as a result, enable and support success and transformation in the organisations they work for.
We are Meiting Lin and Thomas Smart, partners in life and in business. We run a Singapore-based transformation consultancy that believes innovation traits to be the building blocks for successful people and businesses. We can help you rediscover your innovative traits and help organisations to transform and grow sustainably.Tell me more...
Organisation leaders know what innovation is and that transformation starts with people, mindsets and culture. The problem is that many organisations tend to rush into big transformation projects and the message this sends to their employees is that they are the problem and need to change. So it is not surprising that these projects are so difficult and meet with so much resistance.
Our approach is to engage people, establish the business purpose and bridge it to each employees’ purpose through a shared set of values and innovation traits that the business wants to nurture. When businesses find and communicate their values, and employees rediscover their own innovation traits and can connect them to the organisation, transformation no longer needs to be forced upon them.
I have been active in the innovation and digital transformation space since 2003 and in Asia since 2009 working with SME’s, enterprises and funded startups across many industries. I’m passionate about helping children, continuous improvement, solving problems and using technology for good.
While I am passionate about technology, it is only a tool. People, and their innovation traits, are the fundamental building blocks for true personal and business transformation and successful innovation.Linkedin
Introduction about Meiting
Meiting Lin has over 10 years of experience in talent acquisition in both in-house and consultancy companies across various industries such as fast-moving consumer goods, visual effects, and animation. On top of her talent acquisition role, she has also been facilitating various programs such as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Purpose to Impact as well as new hire orientation/onboardings.
With a deep passion to help people better themselves, she believes in the power of using LEGO® bricks as a communication medium to help teams and organisations to reach their goals and unlock their potential.Linkedin
About LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
At BinaryThink Tank, we utilize LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology to facilitate the rediscovery process.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is an innovative process designed to enhance innovation and business performance. Based on research that shows that this kind of hands-on, minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities, the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue – for everyone in the organization.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is an innovative, experimental process designed to enhance innovation and business performance.
We believe our responsibility is to ask the right questions, facilitate discussion, fill in the knowledge gaps and make sure you have all the information at your disposal to make effective decisions. Change needs to come from the heart of the business to be authentic and while we can help you find it, you need to drive his discovery. We are passionate about being hands-on and engaging all participants in our engagements, using tools such as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and storytelling.
For businesses, we offer 4 levels of engagement.
A free question-storming session to understand what value we can add, and for us to understand your business.Get in touch
20-40 minute talks on specific topics to inspire creativity, questioning and discussionRead more about our talks
1-5 day workshops to kickstart change in different areas of your business, from finding your business purpose and innovation traits to bridging them to your employees’ values and getting your transformation journey started.Read more about our workshops
Long term and custom consulting, training and facilitation engagements to address specific challenges and reach desired outcomes within your organisation.Get in touch
Business Innovation Roles
Based on Thomas’ book of the same name. Waterfall doesn't work for custom-developed software but Agile is not always suited for enterprise environments and requirements. With this talk, we explore a middle ground. Discover an approach to projects based on practical experience that could enable you to slowly introduce Agile to your enterprise while still meeting typical enterprise project requirements.
40 minutes + Q&A
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Our key talk about innovation traits and why we believe they are so important. We also share fun but purposeful games that you can try with children and within an organisation to start your transformation journey using creativity and storytelling.
30 minutes + Q&A
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Some ideas to consider for implementing innovation in your organisation. What approaches have other industries and businesses successfully executed and which of those are relevant to your business?
30 minutes + Q&A
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An facilitated workshop to introduce your team to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. We cover building exercises as well as some simple build-questions that will show the power of this facilitation process and what it could potentially achieve. We offer this session both internally to organisations and to groups of people from different organisations such as networking groups.
Max 10 participants per session.
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