How to have ideas

Novelty is currency in the ever-changing world of work, and where customer expectations for rich and inspiring interactions has never been higher. By arming ourselves with plentiful tools and techniques that build our creative muscles, we'll set ourselves up for success when it comes to stimulating thinking — both solo, and among our teams.

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Live, virtual courses

Energising, interactive and expert-led sessions (singular, or a series) will bring your team together to quickly, socially and practically build their skill and understanding around the topic.

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Really helpful resources

Engaging and shareable resources; from bitesize, expert led video and animations to toolkits and recommended reading helps learners take away what's new and put it into practice right away.

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Nick Eagleton, on the power of ideas

In the bitesize video below, creative studio Saboteur co-founder and creative director Nick picks up on the famous Steve Jobs quote that "ideas are just connections", and shows us how to quickly get out the stuff that we can actually start connecting with. And on the 4th February Nick is leading our next How to have ideas live, virtual workshop.

Nick Eagleton on having ideas.


Ideas: Recommended Reading

First published in A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young offers a timeless take on the steps to take towards something new; and how the capacity to bring old elements into new combinations depends largely on your ability to see relationships.

Tools for ideas for teams at the Telegraph
Tools for ideas for teams at the Telegraph

Good ideas can come from everywhere, and to support the learning and innovation culture at the Telegraph group we ran a series of workshops for teams across all departments — from sales to editorial — arming them with new tools and techniques to try out together. From De Bono's Thinking Hats to Question Bursts.