Walls to Windows

The purpose of this study was to explore and develop a conceptual model for how individuals unlock insight. The concept of insight – the „out of the box‟ or „aha!‟ solution to a problem – offers a framework for exploring and understanding how best to enhance problem solving skills due to the cognitive shift insight requires.

Training Insight

Walinga, Cunningham and MacGregor’s recent publication in the Journal of Creative Behaviour shows that an integrated focus that combines a barrier with a goal focus helps overcome constraining assumptions and unlock creative insight

Change Readiness

Here is an exploration of theories of cognitive appraisal, stress, and coping. This study reveals critical variables to the change readiness process to be appraisal, focus, and perceived control.

Values Focused Action for Social Innovation

Our world, more than ever perhaps, needs innovative strategies for achieving sustainable ‘triple bottom line’ growth. We are coming to appreciate that the innovation the world needs is not simply ‘creative’ or ‘out of the box’; our innovations must be systemic, holistic, complex and multifaceted yet still elegant and sustainable. Truly what is called for is an evolution in thinking that moves us past command and control strategies to a values based decision making framework.

Measuring Performance in the Workplace

In this time of labour shortages and high demands, many companies are aiming to perform more efficiently with less or perform at
a higher level with the same resources.

Drilling Down and Whysing Up

The organizational communication systems with which we work can be configured to promote collaboration, reflection, and experimentation – key elements of an organizational culture that result in innovation, learning and high performance.

Keynotes and Motivational Speaking

If you are ready for new ideas… Dr. Jennifer Walinga has presented at a number of conferences and events internationally on her research as well as her professional and athletic experiences. She is happy to speak on a wide range of topics including positive change, values based leadership, optimal performance and the power of innovative thinking.

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