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Five routes to more innovative problem solving - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategic Thinking

Five routes to more innovative problem solving - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategic Thinking | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Tricky problems must be shaped before they can be solved. To start that process, and stimulate novel thinking, leaders should look through multiple lenses. A McKinsey Quarterly Strategy article.
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Structured Ideation and Design Thinking

At the heart of a design thinking process is ideation, the capability for generating and relating ideas. Brainstorming is a frequently practiced form of ideat…
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50 phrases that kill creativity and some interesting thoughts on transforming ideas 

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"Outside the Box" Cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

"Outside the Box" Cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
All innovation occurs in some kind of box. It's always framed by some constraint, whether from the organization, the marketplace, or the consumer. In some (Blue Sky ideation is not exactly "blue sky"...
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When I asked you to think outside the box I forgot to ask you to think inside this one.

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How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas

How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce.
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Unless you've had half of your brain removed, you're not right or left brained...

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Set aside time and space to think, and also time and space for your subconscious processes to work.

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What Kills Creativity?

What Kills Creativity? | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Habit, teachers, and even our best intentions often act as stealth saboteurs of ingenuity. Yet awareness of the forces that blunt creativity can nurture the innovator within.
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Find the essence of the creative problem you're trying to solve.

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Christa Wojo's curator insight, July 24, 10:11 AM

5 Great articles in this Creativity post!

 

Reframing known problems offers a creative fix.

 

Wide-ranging thought requires a sense of freedom from consequence.

 

How to find just the right amount of focus.

 

Other people's ideas often spark our own best inventions.

 

Hail wasted moments of doing nothing—imagination's playground.

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Tools for creating ideas

Here is a big toolbox of creativity tools you can use to be creative.
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A great list of ways to help with your creative problem solving

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Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER

Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful.
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7 ways to help you think differently about your problem

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How To Apply Limits During Idea Generation

How To Apply Limits During Idea Generation | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Innovation Catalyst Katie Konrath shares how the right way of applying limits can help ideas flourish. (In ideation, we're usually of the "don't fence me in" persuasion—but we've never met a rule we didn't like to break.
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How to set limits during the creative problem solving process

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
How love fuels creativity and 6 other ways to free your mind to do its best work. (What do you do to put yourself in the best mindset to generate new ideas?
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I like this: people who thought their work would be used by someone else came up with more novel ideas 

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The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques | Innovation Management

The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques | Innovation Management | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
This ideation technique is deceptively simple, but can generate extraordinary results. First, create a statement that clearly defines what your creative objective is. Mattimore shared the example of working with the Catholic ...
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7 ideation techniques that consistently deliver excellent results 

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Creative Innovation (Pt 10): Information & Interruptions – Influencing and Problem Solving by Mike Lehr

Creative Innovation (Pt 10): Information & Interruptions – Influencing and Problem Solving by Mike Lehr | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Creative InnovationToday, we have expansive, quick access to information. Moreover, we have sophisticated reminders of communications we receive and the tasks to do, all of which contains information too.
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But then... too much information hampers creativity

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How EdgeStorming Can Take Your Brainstorming To The Extreme - Forbes

How EdgeStorming Can Take Your Brainstorming To The Extreme - Forbes | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
How EdgeStorming Can Take Your Brainstorming To The Extreme
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384px-Barnum_&_Bailey_clowns_and_geese2 We've all heard of brainstorming. This technique is like brainstorming's rebellious cousin.
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Taking brainstorming to the extreme.

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Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas? | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
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Neuroscience and creativity

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Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation | Smashing UX Design

Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation | Smashing UX Design | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Brainwriting is an easy alternative to face-to-face brainstorming, which often yields more ideas in less time than traditional group brainstorming. (Brainstorming isn't perfect for idea generation. What about...
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Interesting: 6 situations where brainwriting beats brainstorming

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How to Kill Creativity

How to Kill Creativity | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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How organisations kill creativity

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The Primal Mark: How the Beginning Shapes the End in the Development of Creative Ideas

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Producing ideas that are both creative and useful

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Soft Skills for the Future

Soft Skills for the Future | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Five right-brain skills are predicted to be in high demand in the "Conceptual Age." (5 skills for the future: Strategic Imagination. Provocative inquiry. Creative problem solving. Agility. Resilience.
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Strategic Imagination. Provocative inquiry. Creative problem solving. Agility. Resilience. 5 skills for the future.

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The New Brainstorming: Six Principles to Redeem Group Ideation | XPLANE xBlog

The New Brainstorming: Six Principles to Redeem Group Ideation | XPLANE xBlog | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Brainstorming” is a dirty word. http://t.co/JT9D9Wd8Uz
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"People in groups tend to sit back and let others do the work" 6 ways to prevent this scuppering your creative problem solving exercise

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4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur - Forbes

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4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur
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They use a creative problem solving framework and the FourSight Thinking Profile to help teams identify the sort of creative thinkers they have.
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How Design Thinking Enables Creative Problem Solving - Innovation 360

How Design Thinking Enables Creative Problem Solving - Innovation 360 | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Design thinking is a user-centered approach for creative problem solving that is marked by building empathy, ideating solutions, and rapid prototyping.
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Design thinking begins with empathy – developing a deep understanding of a user...
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How to Have a Eureka Moment

How to Have a Eureka Moment | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Switch to an unrelated task -- even if it's just for two minutes.
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Empirical evidence for the power of incubation to boost creative insight.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 1:29 PM

The article makes sense. When we take a break, it is often a time when insight appears. Meditation is useful in this respect as well. It takes us beyond innovation to deep personal insight. School structured in ways that students and teachers would have ways to come back to a topic when those flashes of insight occur would be great. When we move students around, that is missing.

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The Psychology Behind Brainstorming: Why it Doesn't Always Work and 4 Ways To Get Ideas More Consistently - - The Buffer Blog

The Psychology Behind Brainstorming: Why it Doesn't Always Work and 4 Ways To Get Ideas More Consistently - - The Buffer Blog | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Today’s post was supposed to be about how to have an effective brainstorming session. Unfortunately, when I started researching brainstorming and what it’s really all about, I nearly put myself to sleep.
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Debate your ideas — you’ll come up with even more - creative problem solving
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The Heart of Innovation: When a Brainstorming Session is Not a Brainstorming Session

The Heart of Innovation: When a Brainstorming Session is Not a Brainstorming Session | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions (When a Brainstorming Session is Not a Brainstorming Session http://t.co/LVO9KgRGZ6 #brainstorming #ideation #innovation...
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5 ways that brainstorming might not be what your meeting needs

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5 Steps to Creative Ideas

5 Steps to Creative Ideas | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Find out how to best generate creative ideas over and over again with these 5 simple steps. (So, how do I get ideas?
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Without understanding the key facts you have nothing... 5 steps to creagtive ideas

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A Perfect Brainstorm

A Perfect Brainstorm | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
What cutting-edge science tells us about mastering the art of the brainstorm. Plus: Why do the best ideas always seem to happen in the shower?
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Combine individual efficiency with group bonhomie for effective brainstorming

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Why You Suck At Brainstorming - Jason Keath [INBOUND Bold Talk]

Why You Suck At Brainstorming - Jason Keath [INBOUND Bold Talk] | Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Business | Scoop.it
Creativity and brainstorming aren't mystical and magic. By infusing more freedom, scale and creative friction into your work process you can drastically increase creativity and big new ideas.
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Freedom, scale and friction - for better brainstorming

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