little people in our life size world

Solution-Finding & Innovation Thinking is more than a set of tools. It is a different way of thinking and approaching your work. Plus, I enjoy finding and phrasing questions that break the stuckness in thinking.

Smart Little People

  • Looking at what you want to have SOLVED, imagine yourself as a team of Smart Little People, who know the solution to the problem.
  • Taking the problem / solution to the micro level can change your perspective and see the solution as an interconnected system or process.  Plus, using several Smart Little People you can connect the solution into many steps that are interconnected by the little people. Seeing the solution from the sub-system will free up thinking to find solution-steps in the system and super-system.
  • Imagine the solution (what will be happening when the problem is absent) being performed, at the micro level, by many Smart Little People.  Each Smart Little Person is able to take action possessing the necessary powers & abilities to perform the solution.  It may be helpful to draw the Smart Little People performing the solution.  What ideas are inspired by the solution that the Smart Little People are performing?

What do you think?

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