#6 How to… Retain informal camaraderie and innovation?

About the session

We humans really do need to belong. It’s how we’re wired to solve problems and create new ideas.

Losing our informal contact has hit us hard. Reduction in innovation is already one of the big impacts on business.

We look at the impact of camaraderie on creativity and innovation. We share different approaches to encouraging informal exchange, how to introduce some element through your working week and month.

We look at instituting pockets of good practice from around your business, formalising the informal.

A chance for you to explore ideas, find what is most feasible for your teams and systems.

Who’s this for?

  • Best for functional leads and middle managers, ideal as a cross-functional group of up to 12

What will you gain?

  • You end with a sketchbook of ideas to try, the priorities that are most feasible
  • Also next steps to take with other managers in your organisation

Session preparation and support materials


  • Checklist briefing input; Quick chat by phone


  • Rapid learning of key principles, so you can put into action
  • Discussion on critical points, prioritise your implementation 
  • Template to capture your notes 


  • Short summary of principles, techniques, key points from discussion


To book a session please contact isabel@belongingspace.com

“Productivity is up, but innovation is down” The Wharton School