lateral thinking

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    Are You Open Minded? Three Ways to Break Thinking Patterns

    December 28, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    Paul Sloane helps organisations improve innovation and is the author of over 20 books on lateral thinking, leadership and innovation. His talk will show how you can use simple powerful methods to break routine thinking habits and boost Creative Problem Solving.

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    Boosting the Brain’s Creative Powers & Creating the Best Environment for Innovation

    April 30, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Creative thinking can be trained, and an environment for innovation can be purposefully built. Often plagued by a sense of urgency and pressure the modern office does not appear to be the ideal incubation opportunity for innovation – and yet there are strategies that can be used to defy the odds. So just how do we maximise the brain’s neurological capabilities in the midst of the busy contemporary working environment?

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    Rearrange the Process

    May 9, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    If you want to innovate with a process or a service then try focusing on this word – rearrange. Describe your current process as a series of steps. Draw them out as a block diagram. Now try moving the blocks around and see where this leads.

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    Ever Heard of the Groan Zone?

    January 29, 2013 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    The switch from divergent to convergent thinking in innovation workshops is smooth in literature but extremely tough in reality. In this article Susanna Bill explains how she was on the verge of making a huge mistake until she learned about the middle component between divergence and convergence: the groan zone.

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    How Design Thinking Can Enrich Business and Marketing Innovation

    December 26, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    Design empowered innovation combines the best of right and left brain thinking. It has the capacity to deliver better ideas, with more relevance, realized earlier. By focusing on individuals, moments and journeys in ethnography, insights become deeper. By embracing chaos and play in brainstorms, creative teams can explore further. By iterating and early prototyping, ideas become real and develop more rapidly.

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    Stop the Reckless Brainstorming and Focus your Creativity!

    October 11, 2011 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Life Cycle Processes

    In their desperation to be innovative, companies often brainstorm themselves into idea overload, generating ideas that ultimately are failures. But what if companies could focus those brainstorming efforts and develop an efficient, targeted process for creativity? InnovationManagement asked Tony Ulwick to share his thoughts on how to leverage the creativity and get a better outcome.

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    Teaching Lateral Thinking to Leaders

    March 25, 2011 | By: | In: Interviews

    Everyone can greatly benefit from improved lateral thinking skills, and no one more than entrepreneurs, managers and CEOs. This is exactly where motivational speaker and author, Paul Sloane focuses his energy. In this week’s Hello There Paul tells IM about his experience and asks for your input on his most recent project.