By Code Blue Innovations, Special for USDR
Ever been forced to participate in a boring, unconstructive meeting? Now there’s a new way to shake things up and spark a more creative and productive workflow. Meeting Bomb is a 5-star-rated, easy-to-use smartphone app that serves up quotes, challenges and questions – known as “sparks” – that anyone can use to change their own thinking or share with the team to stimulate new ways of seeing and solving issues.
Based on the cognitive science theory of divergent thinking as the spark for creativity, Meeting Bomb provides a curated database of the top sparks. These are the same tools senior strategists at Code Blue Innovations have used with their clients over the past two decades to help groups break out of routine thinking and get teams thinking in new ways.
“Not since Roger Von Oech‘s Whack on The Side of the Head back in the 1980‘s has anything been done to release so much creativity.”
BILL SHEPARD – COFOUNDER, THINKING PRESS BOOKS
Recent studies show that the average employee wastes 31 hours per month in meetings. Meeting Bomb turns these wastes of time into meetings that move good projects forward and kill bad projects in their tracks.
“Meeting Bomb is a simple, effective tool to eradicate ‘group think’ and open up your meeting to a world of infinite possibilities,” saysAnthony Zolezzi, Founding Partner of Code Blue Innovations.
Jeffrey Smith, Lead Developer of the app says his team worked hard to make Meeting Bomb very easy to use, “Just open the app and it instantly provides one of hundreds of intelligent, thoughtful and disruptive sparks that can be used to change the dynamic of the meeting.”
And if it’s not a relevant spark, a simple click to the “Bomb Me Again!” button loads a new one.
Meeting Bomb can challenge an assumption:
“It’s obvious that we’ve lost the customer here. What problem are we solving for them?”
Or suggest a pathway to success:
“Could we apply gamification techniques to this idea?”
Or even “blow up” the meeting:
“Tell me more about that, because we really need to spend more time in this meeting instead of actually building something.”
- Hundreds of sparks that have been tested in real-world meetings over two decades,
- Share via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn,
- New sparks added weekly,
- Users can submit their own sparks to be included in future versions of the app,
- Increases an employee’s value to the company through demonstration of leadership,
- Focuses the team’s attention on the important ideas involved in the project,
- Helps to improve the chances of success for a project through effective examination,
- Make meetings more fun and rewarding.
SOURCE Code Blue Innovations