Innovation

Spark Business Innovation

Brainstorming Session | Ideation Session

The business of business is changing. Those who fail to innovate will be left to follow. Good thing there’s FireFly to light the way.
Firefly Facilitation applies a lifetime of team dynamic know-how to facilitate brainstorming sessions/ideation sessions and foster business innovation when it matters most. Think beyond product innovation to new ways of thinking, acting, and doing business and you’ll begin to see the light. 

With Kimberly Douglas, SHRM-SCP, CPF at the helm, FireFly has helped companies put innovation to work on some of the toughest business challenges, including:
  • A 2-day shark tank-inspired business innovation session, culminating in creating actual business cases to solve a looming business challenge for the company

  • Off-site mid-level manager ideation session, generating new insights to address 8 key business issues facing the company

  • Brainstorming session connecting participants across seven cities via a technology platform; incorporating round robin, lightening rounds, small team discussions and large team debriefs to ultimately address a fundamental shift in business operations 

  • Group ideation session to generate and prioritize new consumer product and experience ideas, ultimately storyboarding the best six new consumer ideas to take forward 


Now that’s leading business innovation. Spark creativity in your organization and take the lead with FireFly, facilitating ideation sessions and brainstorming sessions so you can facilitate business. 

Awards and Certifications for Innovation

Recipient of the Southeast Association of Facilitators Award for Innovative and Effective Facilitation
SHRM National Pinnacle Award for Innovative Lunch with a Leader Program, awarded to SHRM-Atlanta Chapter led by Kimberly Douglas as Chapter President
Certified Facilitator of the award-winning ExperienceInnovation™ business simulation created by ExperiencePoint in collaboration with IDEO.
"Kimberly clearly understands the balance an effective facilitator must strike between sparking creativity and driving results. The sessions she has led have all driven substantive outcomes that are having a positive impact on our business."
Brad Shaw
SVP Corporate Communications and External Affairs, The Home Depot

Business Innovation Insights from FireFly

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FireFly Facilitation Blog

By Kimberly Douglas 06 Jun, 2016

While it's true you might not be able to compose like Mozart or paint like Monet, don't you think you have a little bit of creativity within you?

What about that time you moved into a new role and had to develop a process to address a particular business challenge?  And what if you customize a process you created at another company – but apply it differently at your new company? Doesn’t that fit our more expansive definition of creativity?

When I work with teams to discover their untapped creative potential, I often ask them to remember back to a time in their youth. For me, I showed early signs of my love of facilitation when I was 8. I loved directing plays in our garage with all the neighborhood kids (at least those that were younger and shorter than I was). It was fun bringing together a diverse group of kids, convincing then to play together nicely, and having a successful outcome (a play that we could perform for our parents).   I didn't need to be the star of the play - it was more fun for me to be behind the scenes, making things happen.

And so now I will ask you...when you were younger, what came easily to you? Maybe you even got a nickname for it. What is your own unique brand of creativity? How could you apply that natural talent to some personal or professional challenge facing you today?

By Kimberly Douglas 08 Nov, 2010

Myth #3: The Lone Creative Genius.

For example let’s take this fellow here – all alone it would appear in his lab. Want want to take a guess as to who this inventor is? (If you give up, look at the big lightbulb over his head for inspiration!)

 That’s right…Thomas Edison!

Many people think of him as a lone creative genius, but even he said   “Genius is 1 % inspiration and 99%....(you fill in the blank)....perspiration."

Let’s just stop and think about that a moment. Although in cartoons we might see something like a light bulb showing up over someone’s head or a bolt of lightning out of the blue – and boom a brilliant idea is born. But that’s not how it works in real life. You have to nurture a brand new idea.

He also said another great quote – that I absolutely love and think can be instructive for all of us…   “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

You might have thought that Edison worked alone ---- developing all those patents, but that’s not the case.

By Kimberly Douglas 26 Aug, 2010
Why is that? I think there are 3 myths that many of us hold about creativity that keep us from tapping into the true creative potential inside us. Here we go...

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