How to encourage innovation?
I'm in need of some advice. I recently started working on my first big project for a new company and am coming up against some roadblocks when designing training. I'm being instructed to make an "awareness" course that is a huge info dump with no clear objectives, and I have to use a standard corporate-branded template with just text on screen and very minimal images/video/audio (and when I can use video, it has to be a talking head).
From what I can tell, these mandates are coming from my supervisor who is also an instructional designer. Do you have suggestions for how I can convince him to let me create something that is more engaging and relevant to the learners? When I made a mockup of a more engaging version of one of the modules, my boss was very unhappy and did not want me to make something that looked different from the existing courses.