Fresh Eyes Exercise

Since others will have different ways of thinking and approaching challenges, we might be able to make a novel connection by using “Fresh Eyes” and thinking like another person, or making links to another industry. This exercise is useful to apply to anything that has been done before and might feel a bit stale and needs some rejuvenation eg: team meetings, annual events or just when some creative thinking is needed.

To think more creatively about Health Information Week (HIW)

Each table has flipchart paper, pen and the list of professions (Appendix)

  1. Randomly select a profession from the list
  2. What would an information-sharing event look like in that profession

Prompts:

    • How would they plan it?
    • What would it look like?
    • Where would it be?
    • Who would be involved?
    • How would they promote it?
  1. Brainstorm – all ideas written down (If time, select a second profession and repeat)
  2. Look at your list of ideas and think about how they might work for HIW and pick your top 5 ideas that might lead to a more engaging event.
  3. Develop some actions.

Example list of professions

Professions

Accountant

Actor

Animator

Architect

Astronaut

Astronomer

Ballet Dancer

Basketball Player

Biologist

Bird Watcher

Book Writer

Boxer

Cardiologist

Carpenter

Chemist

Children’s Nurse

Computer Programmer

Cook

Dancer

Dentist

Dietician

Driver

English Teacher

Farmer

Geologist

Golfer

Grocer

Groundsman

Historian

Hotel Manager

Illustrator

Interior decorator

Journalist

Lawyer

Lecturer

Librarian

Manufacturer

Mathematician

Meteorologist

Miner

Musician

Newsreader

Nuclear physicist

Oceanographer

Olympian

Painter

Pharmacist

Photographer

Pilot

Plumber

Policeman

Politician

Professional Footballer

Refuse Collector

Restaurant Owner

Sailor

Scientist

Tabloid Editor

Tennis Player

Travel Rep

Warehouse Manager

Weather Person

Wine taster

Zoo Keeper