The Swear Jar – Your Innovation Challenge – Best of The Weekly Zing

Just because you haven’t participated in a 48 Innovate event, doesn’t mean you miss out on all the fun.

The Weekly Zing are quick, fun innovation challenges that 48 Innovate participants explore back at the office.

Here is one of our best for you to flex your innovation skills on your own.

Try it and see what happens.

Today’s Innovation Challenge

The Swear Jar

Remember the old swear jars, you know when you had to pay if you said a bad word?

What common business terms would you like to fine? Maybe leverage, synergy, collaboration, cross-functional…

Now you think of a few more and try to avoid them. Come up with an alternative and see if it catches on.

One Up It: Bring your version of the swear jar to your next meeting, and a list of those banned words. Call out a team member for using one of these tired words and charge him/her a dollar. You can always give the money to charity or treat them all to a vending machine treat.

Share your banned words with @48Innovate use #swearjar #businesbingo.

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K. Melissa Kennedy

Chief Innovation Officer, Founder, Intrapreneur. Entrepreneur. Enthusiastic leader and speaker. Teller of truths at 48 Innovate
I spent many years working for and building successful companies. I parlayed that experience into a unique process for harnessing hidden assets inside organizations and turning them into big-idea-generating, $1-billion-revenue-producing resources. (Spoiler alert: it’s the people.) I'm an internationally acclaimed expert, happy to share the not-so-secrets that have led to impressive outcomes for Fortune 100 corporations, major educational institutions, start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Working with companies like Cisco, Lancope, Arby's, Capitol Broadcasting Company New Media - WRAL, PRSONAS, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, REVO Communications, Erno Group, Focus Carolina, Madan Global, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, INZONE Brands, Albright Digital, Spring Metrics and NC State Kenan Fellows.

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