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The Business Value of Storytelling in the Workplace

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Step 1: About You

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Step 2. Storytelling in your Organization

In 25 words or less, why do you think increasing the amount of storytelling in your organization might be worth the effort?
In what ways do you see storytelling as a useful catalyst to increase any of the following: employee engagement, creativity, peer-to-peer learning, sharing of best practices, collaboration, dissolving silos, sharing of tacit knowledge?
Imagine it is 2-5 years in the future and your company has created some new, innovative products and services. If you were a journalist from a business publication, what would be the headlines of the articles you would write about these successes?
What stories have you heard or told that are the most meaningful and memorable to you?
What quotes from this collection of storytelling quotes are most relevant to you and your organization?
What already scheduled offsite, conference, or training in your company do you think would benefit from including a presentation on the value of storytelling?

Assuming your team/department/company has some old, innovation-averse stories it routinely tells, please rate the following story themes (on a scale of 1-5 with "5" being the highest) for how common they are in your company:

  1 2 3 4 5
"I don't have the time to innovate."
"Innovation is not my job."
"I am not the creative type."
"Ours is not an industry likely to innovate."
"We don't have a culture of innovation."
"Innovation will never be more than the 'flavor of the month' around here."
"Senior Leadership is not really open to innovation."
"The teamwork necessary for innovation is in short supply."
"We're all about cost cutting and incremental improvement."
I'm too new (or young, or inconsequential) to get the ear of Sr. Leadership."

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