Workplace stress, low morale, reduction in sales and unmet targets can often be rooted in poor communication and untapped creativity. Bullying, relationship difficulties and anxiety often stem from an inability to see things from a different perspective.
Reflection, communication and collaboration are essential skills in today’s workplace, schools, colleges, family and all relationships. Creativity in business is important as it involves the ability to come up with new and different viewpoints on a subject.
Sligo based entrepreneur, Dr. Celia Keenaghan has a wealth of experience in helping people work better together. Drawing on this experience together with her love of the landscape of the North West she has created a simple but highly effective tool that improves team communications and taps into people’s creativity. The first in the KeenCards series, Working Better Together is a pack of 32 individual cards. On one side is a photo of the landscape and on the other is a carefully chosen word. The photo/word combination derive from uniting a sociological understanding of how people work together with what we can learn from nature where all elements have to work together to thrive.
Dr Keenaghan has taken an innovative approach to getting KeenCards off the ground. Kickstarter.com is a funding website for creative projects and has great potential for ambitious and innovative projects in the North West to get off the ground through the direct support of others.
If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
“Backing a project is more than just giving someone money. It’s supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world”. www.kickstarter.com
To pledge to KeenCards register with Kickstarter.com and search for KeenCards. Click the green “Back This Project” button on the KeenCards page. The Rewards listed on the page are specific items you can get in return for your pledge. These include packs of the Cards themselves or consultancy time with Dr. Celia Keenaghan. You can also make a pledge without a reward and enter your desired pledge amount.
KeenCards is hosted by Keenaghan Collaborative a well established consultancy business based in the Innovation Centre at the Institute of Technology, Sligo.