ICE: Post Work

The following post session information provides an opportunity for deeper reflection and application of concepts used in the ICE session. Below you will find some tools to help students use their innovation to make a difference in their community and/or school.

Want to move forward on a solution that solves a problem? Here are some tools to get you there.

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ICE Summary

(Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship)

ICE Logo Flashpoint

What is ICE? Innovation is the generation and realization of a new idea in the world. This means that innovation contains within it elements of both creativity and entrepreneurship. Creativity comes into play in the generation of ideas to meet a need in the world. This is based on a fundamental belief that there is more than one right answer to a given problem. Entrepreneurship is the set of activities aimed at building, scaling and sustaining the new ideas into an existing organization or creating a new one.

Innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship (ICE) are linked. One cannot exist without the others.

Why is ICE important? Adopting a creative, innovative, or entrepreneurial mindset prepares you to make a change in the world around you. It enables you to find creative solutions to problems in real companies. Every person needs to understand the ICE process and tools no matter what career or job you hold.

What is the process for ICE? ICE has a 3 GEAR Formula.

Gear 1: Finding the Need – What’s the challenge? Interpreting information about various areas of the company such as people, processes, and problems. Focus on finding needs instead of finding solutions because they last longer than any single solution does.

Gear 2: Idea Generating & Prototyping – How might the need be satisfied? Coming up with many ideas AND getting feedback on those ideas. The generation of multiple ideas, making connections, and imagining what could be takes creativity. “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”  Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate

Gear 3: Choosing a solution with Strategy & Testing – What solution works best? Selecting and making a solution work by expanding on one idea. Strategy is making choices about what you will and won’t do and who they will or won’t serve. Customers who will choose to buy/use your product/service must be clearly identified. Testing your strategy requires making assumptions about customers, competition, or the company.

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The problem: How can SHSM students give back to the community/school?


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Reflect on Innovation

  1. Take your Idea and inspire others to act

Check out this series that reveals the incredible things that happen when someone unveils an idea so inspiring it moves others to act. Watch the stories of people whose lives have been intrinsically changed by the idea.

Ted Talk Series

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What is time chunking?

  • Time chunking allocates blocks of time more effectively throughout your workday. 

  • Chunking enables you to focus your energy on one project at a time, so you can actually finish it and get better results. 

  • People who chunk time: Have more control over how they produce effective outcomes for their work.

How to do time chunking?

  1. First 25 minutes is spent doing a particular task or a batch of tasks

  2. After 25min, take a 5min break

  3. Repeat 4 times, then take a 15min break Work for 25min…

  • Define your goal in writing. Making an effective action plan starts with defining and documenting the end goal. …
  • Divide the goal into milestones. …
  • Identify the resources needed. …
  • Prioritize and assign all related tasks. …
  • Review, reflect, and refine as you go.
  • It allows you to make sure that everyone who needs to approve decisions regarding your project has the chance to do so.
  • It ensures that everyone who has the power to support something in the project has the opportunity to do so and
  • It ensures that everyone who has the power has their expectations included in the project’s scope.
  • A budget helps create financial stability.
  • By tracking expenses and following a plan, a budget makes it easier to pay bills on time, build an emergency fund, and save for major expenses such as a car or home.
  • Overall, a budget puts a person on stronger financial footing for both the day-to-day and the long term.
  • Create a clear and compelling business plan. …
  • Network with investors and mentors. …
  • Explore alternative funding sources. …
  • Build a strong team. …
  • Be persistent and adaptable.

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