Consultancy + Workshops + Creative Pills
The Basque Employment Service, Lanbide, has completed a consultancy project and hybridisation process based on an artistic and cultural foundation (under the Creative Pills format) by using the applied creativity methodology of Conexiones improbables.
The initial aim was to conduct work on Lanbide’s general strategy as part of a participatory process involving 6 agents: a core group (comprising people from various levels of Lanbide), a broad group (including the participation of all local employment office directors), a management team, 3 artists, 6 local employment offices, Lanbide users (both individual job seekers and companies requiring workers) and a consultant team.
Work began with the broad group following the initial results obtained in the core group sessions and the 3 challenges of the Creative Pills were defined:
The results of these 3 Creative Pills subsequently led to the broad group deciding 5 actions and these began to be developed in the following 3-month period. They were:
Various methodologies were used over the project’s 6-month duration and many of these had been developed by Conexiones improbables, such as the Workshop Improbable Path to Innovation and Workshop Strategic Innovation Challenge and Creative Pills, as well as others by the artists and the focus group or documentation analysis.