Creative problem solving works. If you really want to solve a problem, use creative problem solving. This will enable you to harness all those ideas hidden away in your head and in the heads of your team, customers and bosses. If you’re fed up with the same-old brainstorming approach. Try this instead. 1. Set the […]
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Be more creative? Only arty people can do that. Right? Wrong! Anyone can be more creative Having worked with hundreds of people over many years, I have often been told this, but have yet to meet anyone who can’t be more creative! With the right support, tools and encouragement, anyone can be more creative. Your […]
We humans often think of ourselves as superior beings; the only beings capable of rational thought and invention. So I was intrigued to read in Times recently that far from being bird brains, crows are actually quite bright.
Successful innovators know that great ideas don’t just come from R&D departments, but from people working on the ‘front-line’, customers, suppliers, even competitors. These are the people who are likely to know what the problems really are. They also know that the more ideas there are, the more likely one of them will be great. […]
In a very rash moment yesterday, I have decided to post a new idea every working day on twitter until I reach 101.
Are you stuck for ideas to take your business forward?
Next time you have a meeting why not spend 10 minutes of thinking creatively at the start? Ask this question: what are the most unlikely ways you could use a…..
As we all know, the business environment is constantly changing, but it can be hard to find time to consider what the impact might be. A SWOT is a well tested method that does not take too much time, but still produces the information needed to make good business decisions.
You have probably experienced conventional brainstorming before, where someone stands in front of a flip chart and write up ideas one at a time. This person will usually only write up the ideas they like and understand. About 4 hours later, you have maybe 50 ideas. Would you like a way to generate more ideas, […]
Who cares about the snow when you can stay in your cosy office and collaborate online! Although meeting face to face is important, how often do you ask yourself – is it really necessary this time? I was due to meet a couple of colleagues in London earlier this week.