Boost creativity: tips, tricks, creativity techniques for practitionersImagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw
Creativity is demanded in many places, promoted at a few. But what is actually on the supposed miracle weapon creativity? Tips, tricks, and suggestions on creativity. Instructions for creativity techniques and tools.
Creativity may be a human reflex, but it can be disarmed if it is not promoted.
I ask Vulcan Spock from the what creativity is, and he answers; “Creativity describes the ability of an individual or a group to think and act in imaginative, creative, and associative ways to make a meaningful contribution to problem solving.” The answer doesn’t really satisfy me, what do you think?
New approach: Creativity is the creative ability that is expressed in action or thought and is characterized on the one hand by novelty and originality, and on the other by a meaningful and recognizable connection to the solution of technical, human or sociopolitical problems. Well, that is not more understandable either.
What exactly is creativity exactly?
Creativity may be a human reflex, but it can be disarmed if it is not encouraged.
It is so often loudly claimed that innovations are a decisive element in securing the existence of companies. If this is true, then it is necessary to clarify how companies are shaped so that creative thinking can take place.
There are examples of companies that have searched and found answers to this question. Some have changed the conditions around their employees and opened up to the outside world. As a reward, some of them experience a creative boost. As a result, a number of smaller and larger innovations have emerged.
Creativity is often challenged, less often really encouraged. It is astonishing that creativity is demanded in many places and actually promoted in a few places. Why this contradiction?
What is the real truth behind the supposed miracle weapon of creativity? Are there only advantages or does creativity also have a dark side in companies? Where there are opportunities, there are often risks.
Creativity can be encouraged with the right creative tools. Here is a list with some creativity techniques that I can train you in.
- 6-3-5 Method
- Anonymous brainstorming
- Didactic brainstorming
- Imaginary brainstorming
- Collective notebook
- Mind mapping
- Open space
- Osborn Checklist
- Six perspectives
- Inversion method
- Walt Disney Strategy
Some of these creativity techniques can be used by a single person or in a group. In the descriptions with step-by-step instructions (on www.karstennoack.de in German) you can find out how exactly this works. Even better: invent your own creativity technique! And if you want support in generating ideas and developing them further, just give me a call.
Your trainer and coach
Whether as an engineer or as a manager, privately, professionally and since 1998 in self-employment; hardly anything is possible without creativity. In coaching and in my specialization (supporting people to convince them and their message – in conversations and presentations) creativity is very important. For years I have offered workshops on creativity and creativity techniques and moderated creative processes. Benefit from my experience in marketing, psychology, and communication.
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