Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp


As an example, I wrote some time back about the “Shrimp” creative thinking exercise we included during a creative thinking workshop for a regulated financial services company. The point of the Shrimp creative thinking exercise is to generate ideas that will get you in all kinds of trouble with whatever authority figure is most responsible for telling you can’t do any wildly creative ideas.

Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

Then everyone took a creativity test. The people in the first group with the fluid movements scored 24% higher in their creativity scores. So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. Share : The post Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise appeared first on Destination Innovation. Brainstorming and Ideation arms brainstorm exercise fluid icebreaker ideation physiology psychology


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Ways to Exercise Your Creative Muscles


Feeling like you’re stuck in a creative rut? Creativity works a lot like a muscle—you have to exercise it for it to work properly. Once you get stuck in a cycle of routine, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost your creativity. All it means is that it’s time to exercise your creative muscles more than you have been! Here are some ways you can stay sharp, innovative, and creative. Strategies creativity

Creative Thinking Exercise – The New-and-Improved, Surf-to-Turf


Sometimes, we get to design a creative thinking exercise that seems like so much fun during its development that it causes me to continually smile and giggle. It combines the Shrimp creative thinking exercise , the ultra-popular-at-Brainzooming mad face emoji, the extreme creativity and celebratory slogan (“Winner, winner chicken dinner”) of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives , and one of our favorite products: orange, “I Am Creative,” notes to self socks.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around


We frequently facilitate a strategic thinking exercise that uses a character outside a situation as the perspective. There’s no guarantee this strategic thinking exercise works in every situation. Since it worked so well the other day, however, we wanted to pass it along right away as a strategic thinking exercise to consider when you have the right types of characters to make it work. Want to try something to get a particularly new and insightful look at a situation?

Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes


What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ? What if your fear of being wrong is so great that you can’t even start implementing creative ideas that are just for you for fear you’ll goof something up? Typically, the creative thinking exercises we teach and use are a huge source of hope to get past fears about self-judged “bad” ideas. She could be creative in other areas on her own time, by herself.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?


I jotted down the questions since I saw them as a strong strategic thinking exercise. A Strategic Thinking Exercise for Determining Trustworthiness. Applying this Strategic Thinking Exercise Broadly. This is a great example of a simple strategic thinking exercise to speed and sharpen decision making. We try to regularly offer these types of strategic thinking exercises both from others and from the Brainzooming R&D lab. Extreme Creativity.

1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas


Delivering a creative thinking workshop , I was eavesdropping on conversations at five tables full of attendees. One group was starting to use one of our creative thinking exercises. Even though creative thinking exercises and strategy questions are intended to help people approach familiar situations in new ways, they can easily become new boundaries to constrain thinking. Boost Your Creativity with “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation”.

Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Last-Minute Ideas


Frustrations with boring strategy sessions are probably why so many people visit our website looking for creative ideas on fun strategic planning exercises. We’ve previously published some fun strategic planning exercises. You probably can’t stop, research different strategic thinking exercises, and incorporate them into your strategy session. What can you do right away to turn deadly strategic thinking exercises into fun strategic planning exercises?

Strategic Thinking Exercise: What’s Missing in what Your Brand Offers?


At an Idea Magnets workshop, we shared a strategic thinking exercise we call Rock-Paper-Scissors. In the post-workshop evaluation, one attendee asked about extending this strategic thinking exercise to identify things you aren’t currently doing that you should be doing. The individual asking the question suggested it as a fourth element of the Rock-Paper-Scissors strategic thinking exercise (perhaps as Rock Number 2).

Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC


I’ll be presenting on social media super models , followed by a VERY QUICK creative thinking exercises for sales presentation. The creative thinking exercises for sales content is a different take on both familiar and some new creative thinking topics. While Daniel Pink never came out and associated the skills enabling the new ABC with “creative thinking,” they screamed creative thinking to me.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Use a New SWOT Nobody Expects


Here is a way you can turn a typical strategic thinking exercise into something new and fun that both adds variety to your strategy meeting AND could trigger some new ideas to get our strategy out of a rut! Use a New SWOT Strategic Thinking Exercise Nobody Expects. Go into your next strategy meeting with a different spin on this important, yet tired old strategic thinking exercise. Yes, try a SWOT strategic thinking exercise looking for ideas that are: Scary.

The Best Design Thinking Exercises for Any Phase of a Project

The Future Shapers

The post The Best Design Thinking Exercises for Any Phase of a Project appeared first on The Future Shapers. Creativity Culture Innovation ProcessDesign thinking is a popular concept and many techniques can be used to great effect! Where to start and which techniques to use at various phases of the project can sometimes be quite a question. This thought piece provides an overview and short explanation of the most popular approaches that you can put to use immediately.

An Ideation Exercise

Innovation Excellence

One generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is hold a session where a team role-plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand. Continue reading → Creativity Innovation innovative thinking michael graber Southern Growth Studio

Strategic Planning Exercises – Asking Questions People Can Answer


That is evidenced by our web traffic as searches for effective strategic planning exercises and effective strategy meetings jump. Invariably, executives are seeking information on strategic thinking exercises suited to making strategic planning participants more effective and successful. Strategic Thinking Exercises – Some Work, Some Don’t. Why, you may ask, does this video remind me of strategic planning exercises?

Podcast S4E93: Christiane Michaelis – How art can help businesses learn to be creative

Idea to Value

We speak about what it takes for people to get back in touch with their inner creativity, and how art can be used to unlock this. 00:06:30 – What is different learning from professional creatives.

Try Nook and Cranny Strategic Thinking Exercises for a Huge Impact!


Nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises. The nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises term popped into my head during a Brainzooming client workshop. This new exercise translated its internal brand promise into specific behaviors its five-hundred employees will use to create the experience. Each strategic thinking exercise poster had four or five brand dimensions on the Y-axis. You do the math with this strategic thinking exercise. Extreme Creativity.

For Creativity Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect


Practice doesn’t make perfect when it comes to creativity , because of the way the brain works. To practice creativity effectively we have to disrupt our routines. The brain values repetition and efficiency, but creative thinking is messy. But, anybody who does creative work doesn’t rely on a tried and true formula. Creativity InnovationAccording to recent research by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumna Melanie S.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas


Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. In planning how we would help these companies, we realized there were three possibilities whenever we asked people to answer a question inside our strategic thinking exercises: The answer could show their strategic thinking was in the right direction. With off-target ideas, we would say, “That’s great,” and suggest other strategic thinking exercises to re-orient them toward a better direction.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies


But given our unwillingness to settle for that easy answer, we created a rapid fire strategic thinking exercise to push for ideas. Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies. Within about ten minutes, using the seventeen questions in this strategic thinking exercise, a group of nine or ten people generated more than seventy possible companies and industries to explore for comparable innovation case studies.

Can Exercise Enhance Creativity?

Michael Roberto

In this video, NYU Professor Wendy Suzuki explains her research that explores the link between physical exercise and creativity. creativity exercise neuroscience

Creative Thinking Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration


We brought two specific inspirations to the innovation workshop: extreme and analogy-based creative thinking exercises. Using these creative thinking exercises, we pushed them to forget (temporarily) what they have been doing and re-imagine the situation from different perspectives. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Creativity Implementation Innovation Tools innovation workshopWe facilitated a follow-up innovation workshop for an industrial client.

16 Strategic Thinking Exercises Ready to Go for You Right Now!


Since The Brainzooming Group launched, we have developed many strategic thinking exercises and models applying our methodology to diverse clients and business situations. We are further along and can even more easily customize these strategic thinking exercises to your needs if you face comparable situations. 16 Strategic Thinking Exercises Ready to Go Right Now! Our industrial sales force needs training to be stronger at strategic thinking and developing creative solutions.

Creative Flow Challenge

Gregg Fraley

18 Day Challenge Builds Creativity. The Creative Flow Challenge is an 18 day adventure in personal self-expression. The benefits of better access to your creativity AND consistent creative effectiveness are achievable. Benefits of the Creative Flow Challenge.

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy


How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? Romano shared an important insight into the challenge of developing strategic thinking exercises to envision future strategy: “Until you drive an EV, you are colored by 135 years of going to the gas station. 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise: Simulation and Role Playing.

Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement


The search term “strategic visioning exercises” has been consistently near the top recently for what has bringing people to the Brainzooming website. 14 Articles on Strategic Visioning Exercises. Strategic Visioning Exercises – Group Collaboration the Right Way. Strategic Visioning Exercises to Create a Vision Statement. Strategic Visioning Exercises – 5 Questions to Test Your Vision Statement Impact.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 18 Ideas to Re-imagine a Threatened Business Model


The article inspired a laundry list of strategic thinking exercise prompts to re-imagine a threatened business model when your service offering is under assault from online offerings, bots, or some other form of complete automation. A New Strategic Thinking Exercise. Here is how we see this new strategic thinking exercise coming together. This strategic thinking exercise is straight from the Brainzooming R&D Labs. Extreme Creativity.

Creative Exercises Designed for Left/Right Brain Types

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot continues his series for innovators on how to create 12 X more ideas that brainstorming. Continue reading →

Free Strategic Planning Exercises – 5 Warnings to Know


Checking our Brainzooming web analytics, “free strategic planning exercises” is a frequent search bringing people to the Brainzooming website. We share all kinds of free strategic planning exercises, such as these , these , and these. Those strategic planning exercises simply scratch the surface. In fact, there are only a few exercises we use that we DON’T share with you here – all for free. 5 Warnings for Free Strategic Planning Exercises.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach


During in-person and online strategic planning workshops , we regularly use a strategic thinking exercise that helps leadership groups quickly identify a shared future vision statement. This strategic thinking exercise allows a large group (perhaps hundreds of online participants) to provide targeted input on an organization’s future direction. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise. An Alternative Strategic Thinking Exercise to Develop a Vision Statement.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?


Why Do We Give Away So Many Strategic Thinking Exercises? This is why we run compilation articles frequently to help you find a comprehensive set of resources, exercises, and tools. And by the way, here are the most frequently referenced compilations: Strategic Thinking Exercises – More than 200 Strategic Planning Questions. Strategic Thinking – Exercises and Tools for Creative Thinking and Strategy. Creative Thinking Skills – 200+ Tips and Tools.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas


We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. Taking a look at the list, we started trying different approaches to arrange the big list of ideas from their strategic planning exercises into sensible groups to help stimulate progress. 6 Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Performance Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Tools lists matrix

Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Tools to Boost Strategic Impact


We have released a host of eBooks on strategic planning exercises and ideas to increase collaboration, creative thinking, alignment, and successful implementation. In case you missed any Brainzooming strategy planning eBooks, here are seven to jump start your strategic planning exercises and better engage your team in shaping your organization’s direction. The questions also address branding, marketing, innovation, creativity, and implementation.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head


From a facilitation standpoint, it was the most arduous couple of days of going through strategic thinking exercises I recall. In reality, I shared these eleven things going through my head at all times relative to the strategic thinking exercises we were using with the group: How quickly can I read the dynamics of this new group , even though I don’t have time for them to do meaningful self-introductions?

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance


Here’s an idea for a new strategic thinking exercise that can be a big help. 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance as a Strategic Thinking Exercise. It struck me how a comparable concept (an Examination of Brand Performance) would be helpful as a strategic thinking exercise for monitoring your organization or brand progress throughout the year. This is definitely a strategic thinking exercise idea from the Brainzooming R&D lab.

Strategy, Creativity, Innovation – That’s What Brainzooming Do


The Long Answer – Strategy, Creativity, and Innovation. The reason is that working from the incredible resource of strategic thinking exercises, creative thinking tools, and collaborative models The Brainzooming Group has created, what Brainzooming does can vary dramatically for each client engagement. Strategy, creativity, innovation, or some combination – or something slightly different.

Solvitur ambulando – A Great Creativity Hack

Tim Kastelle

Smith focuses on not so much on the exercise part, but on engaging directly with your environment as you walk. In both cases, Solvitur ambulando is a pretty useful creativity hack. Solvitur ambulando – it is solved by walking. That’s the slogan for Keri Smith’s wonderful book The Wander Society (and here ). Her book is a manifesto for getting out and directly experiencing life through unplanned, mindful wandering. It’s a great idea.

What is a creative “Flow State”? And how can I achieve it?

Idea to Value

What makes it possible for high performance athletes, aritists, scientists and innovators to effortlessly produce great, creative work? The history of creative flow. What he found is that many people, especially those doing creative work, were gaining happiness not from the monetary rewards of the activity, but out of performing the activity itself and building something new. Distraction is a major issue preventing people from doing their best creative work.

Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Types of Strategic Planning Fun


The eBook shares ideas we developed in the past ten-plus years to create fun strategic planning exercises. We warn readers early in the eBook that everybody’s definition of “fun strategic planning exercises” may differ. Undoubtedly, everything is relative when it comes to fun strategic planning exercises. 7 Types of Fun with Strategic Planning Exercises. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Creativity Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools


Michael Michalko

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Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics


Here’s an overview of each of the strategic thinking exercises : 5 Content Marketing Strategy Exercises to Generate Audience-Oriented Topics. The initial exercise explored three phases of an audience member’s journey. The comprehensive list of questions each group identified became the basis for the second content marketing exercise. The second exercise used questions from the first one to generate content topic ideas.

How to keep our children (and adults) from losing their creativity

Idea to Value

All children are born creative. Yet why is it that when we ask adults, the majority would not describe themselves as being creative anymore? Can we keep our children creative for longer? And more importantly, is there anything we can do to bring back this lost creativity in adults? What affects our creative ability as we get older. This was the same creativity test he devised for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists.

Creative Thinking Skills – Creativity in No Time


I recorded a video for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) that ties into my presentation at their conference on creative thinking skills and “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation.”. How do I realistically find time to think more creatively or innovatively about my business when I don’t have time; I just have to get things done?”. A big part of improving your creative thinking does not necessarily mean setting aside time to have offsite meetings and generate ideas.