Establish learning and support forums consisting of groups of peers (Peer Learning Groups or PLG’s) - in order to provide a structured dynamic that encourages collaboration. PLG’s are set up to help peers in organisation clarify and make sense of the dilemmas, challenges and issues they face in their jobs … and then to explore creative and effective strategies and actions to resolve them - before escalating issues to line managers. The process has been very effectively implemented at Allan Gray and Thompsons Tours.
“We are drawn to the image of the lone genius whose mystical moment of insight changes the world. But the lone genius is a myth; instead it’s group genius that generates breakthrough innovation. … Collaboration drives creativity because innovation always emerges from a series of sparks - never a single flash of insight.” – Keith Sawyer.