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From finding your creative space and creative time to taking breaks and forcing connections, use these guidelines for your work-from-home office.
Generate ideas only after you’ve clearly identified the problem, and make sure to invest time identifying that true problem during the creative process.
One creative process misconception is that all ideas must breakthrough ones. Incremental thoughts making a process more efficient are just as effective.
Just as an athlete stretches before a game, it’s also important to warm up for creative thinking — the first strategy I offer for becoming more creative.
As I wrote in my latest book, it’s important to invest time identifying the true problem as opposed to coming up with ideas for the wrong one.
Stress comes with a perceived lack of options and usually just a handful of ideas, but a creative personality will you more options to work with.
Create a nine-box grid with your creative question at the top, and proceed to fill in three ideas before passing the paper to someone else.
If you want to brainstorm creative solutions, it’s important to ask creative questions and redefine the problem that you want to solve.
New ideas need to come from places that you haven’t explored already, and forced connections help you take a step back and develop those ideas.
A lot of ideas in the creative problem solving and innovation processes are arrived at through questions beginning with “How to” and “How might.”
Creative warm-up exercises might seem silly and unnecessary, but they actually encourage an open mind and stretch imaginations.
In the business world, innovation leaders need to unleash creativity in their organization through these three ideas that I recommend.
Many brainstorming sessions are often mislabeled as discussions or, even worse, venting sessions because leaders fail in three distinct areas.
Creativity can be developed through divergent, combinent and convergent thinking, and will result in innovative ideas and forced connections.
The three categories that separate the reading habits of scientists also reflect their new connections made — which ultimately help create new ideas.
Finding a personal form of farm therapy helps ignite creative ideas, and it should be a change of pace from usual activities.
Sometimes, the best ideas are thought of not at work but rather in relaxing situations such as a workout or right before we fall asleep.
I bust five myths about the creative process’ limitations and counter them with the theory that everyone has the ability to generate ideas.
Talking with people that have varying backgrounds and interests is one of the best ways to brainstorm ideas — and therefore stimulate creative thinking.
A common misconception is that generating ideas is the key to innovation. But instead, that key is solving the right problem.
Creativity is the production of something that is novel and useful, and using forced connections helps brainstorm these unusual ideas.
When facing undefined, real-world problems as opposed to traditional questions with straightforward answers, the need for a creative spark arises.
Roger explains the importance of quantity in the idea generation stage, and how to select the best ideas to move forward and develop.
Is there a difference between creativity and innovation? If my boss is not supportive, can I still be creative and innovative in my department?
How to Generate 100 Ideas in 10 Minutes with Dr. Roger Firestien Dr. Roger Firestien shares his simple method for generating more original ideas. You'll Learn: The four guidelines for generating ideas Why silly warm-ups seriously help brainstorming The magic number...
I recently had the pleasure of joining my friend, Amy Climer of Climer Consulting on her podcast. Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite podcast service.
Dr. Roger Firestien, Creativity Consultant was recently featured in an article by Observer Today.
This is just a week away. I'm energized by the new approach to the summit this year. Thank you, Dunkirk Observer for the great article about my upcoming event, “Forward Thinking, Forward Movement: Applying Creativity and Innovation to Community and Economic...