Stage 1 is to come up with ideas that address your situation.
In order to do this we need to clarify the circumstances, identify the problem and understand the background. We'd also set some aims or a goal to achieve.
To generate the ideas we'd use multiple techniques and build a list of options.
I've two main ways to do this. First, for one-off projects try my Generation I package. This is probably best suited for teams that are open to considering new ideas and willing to change.
We'd use various techniques to come up with multiple ideas related to your issue. These would be the basis for further development in stage 2.
Where you have multiple issues or an ongoing need for ideas covering various aspects of your operations, I can offer my services as a Plant (see Belbin Team Rôles.) This would be especially suitable if your organisation follows the Belbin team roles concept or for teams that are reluctant to consider new ideas or may be uncomfortable with possible changes.
I'd join your team on a part-time, temporary or freelance basis and work with them to generate new ideas, highlight the benefits of those ideas and help alleviate any concerns raised.
My Freelance Plant service is normally provided in person as it usually needs interaction with management and other staff that will be affected by any changes.
Please call me, David, on 07726 910542 for an initial free and confidential chat.