Creative Problem Solving Techniques Training

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Explore creative problem solving techniques, activities, and articles. One such approach is creative problem solving, a methodology focused on divergent thinking. Learn more about this methodology and discover creative problem solving techniques, activities, and more articles to read below. . What is Creative Problem Solving? Creative problem solving (CPS) is a method that encourages you to find new perspectives and come up with innovative solutions.

On a Mission or Just Staying Awake

CorporateIntel

If all a mission statement is meant to do is fill a half page in your human resources handbook, it is probably not worth the time to write it down. The promise of the start-up is to build something new with heartfelt values at its core, and in closely held companies at modest scale it is much easier for founders to maintain the kind of personal mission and creative culture that reflects this entrepreneurial DNA.

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Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas

IdeaScale

Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business. To learn more about the barrier buster role and what is needed to navigate the pitfalls and politics of corporate innovation, download the complete chapter of Leading Innovation Ten Essential Roles for Harnessing the Creative Talent of your Enterprise for the full text on mentorship.

Are you a Direction Setter? How to Bring the Future into Focus

IdeaScale

One that offers the organization’s most creative people a sandbox in which they can operate. As a direction setter, you must go beyond the data and tell a compelling story about future potential that engages people more deeply and inspires them to bring their creative best. To summarize this role in a way that captures the depth of its importance consider these definitions: Creativity is thinking something different. Are you a direction setter?

Are you a Positive Role Model for Innovation?

IdeaScale

You’ll know you need to improve if you start receiving feedback that says you are too cautious and don’t seek to be bold or different, prefer the tried and true, bring too narrow and tactical a perspective, don’t connect with ideas outside your own area, use old solutions on new problems, or stifle the creativity of others. You are welcome to download the entire chapter of Leading Innovation: Ten Essential Roles for Harnessing the Creative Talent of your Enterprise.

The Connected Leader: Relationships that Produce to Results

IdeaScale

Getting out of the office to interact with other leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, educators, artists, or thinkers from around the world enhances creativity and innovation skills. If you’d rather not wait, download the complete chapter of Leading Innovation Ten Essential Roles for Harnessing the Creative Talent of Your Enterprise today. No one is smart enough to solve really important problems alone. Networking is critical.

Awaken Your Inner Venture Capitalist

IdeaScale

Venture capitalists are good at finding, choosing, and bringing the creative ideas of others to market. He also is an accomplished speaker, certified instructional designer and trainer, and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Ideas and The Global Innovation Science Handbook. They have good judgment about which ideas and value propositions will work.

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation

IdeaScale

Getting to a place where courage, creativity, and collaboration is the norm for addressing problems or pursuing opportunities can be difficult. To learn more about the culture creator role as well as the other innovation, leadership roles, download the entire chapter of Leading Innovation Ten Essential Roles for Harnessing the Creative Talent of Your Enterprise.

The Innovative Mentor

IdeaScale

Download the complete chapter of Leading Innovation Ten Essential Roles for Harnessing the Creative Talent of your Enterprise for the full text on mentorship. He also is an accomplished speaker, certified instructional designer and trainer, and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Ideas and The Global Innovation Science Handbook. Mentors see themselves as people developers.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

Other times, by limiting responsibility for innovation for a specific department, organizations underutilize the creative capabilities of other employees. He also is an accomplished speaker, certified instructional designer and trainer, and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Ideas and The Global Innovation Science Handbook.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

Other times, by limiting responsibility for innovation for a specific department, organizations underutilize the creative capabilities of other employees. He also is an accomplished speaker, certified instructional designer and trainer, and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Ideas and The Global Innovation Science Handbook.

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Creating an innovation mindset in your organisation

100%Open

No matter the size or nature of an organisation, I believe that there are a number of practices that can help teams foster an innovation mindset, promote a willingness to be creative and implement positive change. The benefits of this could be that you have a different view of your organisation, identify a competitive edge or you may find yourself in a more creative and enjoyable work environment. In an organisation this will also prevent innovation and creativity.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

In essence it is nowadays recognized as the difference between creativity (Schumpetarian) and alertness (Kirzner) – creation versus discovering. When to be creative, when to be managerial. Although a bit more focused on innovation skills, it validated five key competences for innovation and entrepreneurship: creativity, critical thinking, initiative, teamwork and networking (Marin-Garcia et al., Practice of Empathy: can be taught using creative research methods.

How To Approach Problems

Michael Michalko

Michael Michalko is the author of the highly acclaimed Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques; Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius; ThinkPak: A Brainstorming Card Deck and Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work. Once we have settled on a perspective, we close off but one line of thought. Certain kinds of ideas occur to us, but only those kinds and no others.

The dos and don'ts of innovation shared by 10 global leaders

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Co-owner of Koch Industries and one of the top ten billionaires in the world according to Forbes, Charles Koch believes that you should “embrace change, challenge the status quo, and drive creative destruction.” Easily the first lesson in the innovation handbook, asking “why” and “what-if” will set the ball rolling. Create distinct spaces for your creativity. She preferred nondescript hotel rooms, away from home, to get her creative juices flowing.

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

Creativity and/or alertness: A reconsideration of the Schumpeterian entrepreneur. Business model generation: A handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers. Typology for Organizations: an update. It has been a while since Henry Mintzberg developed his influential work that made us aware of the importance of structures in organization design.

50 Research Methods for Innovation Infographic

Open Innovation EU

Over the years, many different works have been published that deal with creative research methods : there are so many great alternatives for finding that real gap in the market and iterating your product to its final stage. The Handbook of Online and Social Media Research. Brainstorms: using creative techniques with a diverse group of involved stakeholders to gather new ideas.

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation

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Being innovative or creative looks like an inherent trait to most of us, doesn’t it? However, if you’ve been one of those lucky ones who had “creativity” as an academic discipline at school, you’d know that it can at least be nurtured. Perhaps, like renowned educationalist, Sir Ken Robinson says, “We got educated out of creativity.” And now, we are back to finding ways to use our creative energies to build something of value.