In earlier posts, I shared some steps for identifying the problem using creative problem-solving, through exploring the current condition selecting a type of problem, Problem-solving is systematic, and organized into six stages: Identify the problem Select the type of problem Apply the analytical tools Define a specific problem Apply solutions tools Compile ideas and implement solutions … Continued
In an earlier post, I shared some steps for identifying the problem using a creative problem solving or Leading Innovation process. This systemic process of problem-solving I often use to fight the desire of team and leaders to brainstorm. Brainstorming is usually carried out in a group situation, each member of the group suggesting ideas … Continued
The need for Creative Problem Solving. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem-solving. Problem solvers are expected to quickly provide solutions to increasingly complex problems, develop and design new innovative products and processes – all while reducing research and development time and costs. To solve creative problems that require creative “out-of-the-box” thinking, we … Continued
Finding what works to amplify Often on Sunday, I am a little overwhelmed with the weekend, and the work week starts. While going through my plans I felt a bit stuck, do you ever think that way? Testing the SOLVED Cards process and enjoying the tangible feeling of coaching questions cards, I pulled these 6 … Continued
How might you separate the system (that contains the problem you want to solve) in time to allow it to be one way at one time and a different way at another time?
Changing perspectives and finding times when the solution has happened or might happen or can happen. Will point to the solution itself, making the problem irrelevant.
Creating a connection between the community, your company and the people in the process is essential when trying to foster an environment for creativity & innovation. The Western New York region has a strong innovation background and many talented people who are poised to take your company and themselves to new levels of innovation success.
On a scale of 0 – 10. With 0 being you have some idea what to do, and 10 being you know exactly what to do – where are you on this scale? How do you know?
The outcomes from our Strategic Planning Time:
Develop thematic goals for the next 5 years;
Team building with the staff and faculty;
Create a shared history on successes and what got us to where we are;
Co-create a shared future and action steps to get to future goals
We all have problems, every team has problems, every organization has problems I have not yet met a manager yet who doesn’t have problems…
The amazing thing about the amount of problems we face is that there are just as many solutions – some you have already found and some you just got to look for.