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Creativity Tools for Developing Creative Solutions from MindTools.com

We use cookies to give you the best experience of our website. More on this. Cookie Consent plugin for the EU cookie law Subscribe to Our Newsletter Subscribe to Our Newsletter Receive new career skills every week, plus get our latest offers and a free downloadable Personal Development Plan workbook. Read our Privacy Policy Browse Tools by Category Start Here (3) Understanding Creativity 14 5 MIN READ How Creative Are You?

Brainstorming (9) Other Idea-Generation Tools (7) Creativity Processes (11) Further Resources Bite–Sized Training (1) Introducing Something New At Work? Think About This. It's your idea.

Introducing Something New At Work? Think About This.

You've thought about it--most likely for a long time. You've weighed the risks and benefits. You've visualized what things would look like if your new idea/project/improvement is implemented. You've even thought about at least some of the details. But most of all. . . You are convinced of it's worth and you feel good about it. Look, when you introduce your new thing, you are at the end of your process.

Isn't that what you need in order to commit to someone else's idea? Six Steps That Will Help With Acceptance: 1. Then give people a reasonable amount of time to think about it, question it, be uncomfortable with the newness of it, begin to accept it, and then be involved with how it will be implemented. How long will it take? The Start-Up of YOU: Rediscovering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in All of Us. Organisational Ingenuity as a Core Competence. Liberating Structures - Introduction. What Does the Agile Manifesto Mean? As we all know, the Agile Manifesto was authored at a ski lodge in Utah in 2001.

What Does the Agile Manifesto Mean?

These important guidelines and principles drive much of what we do. These simple, elegant words are very difficult to use in the real world and sometimes, in my opinion, are misunderstood. I thought I would write some words about Agile from the direct perspective of the Agile Manifesto. If we remember the overall idea these people had in mind and allow for flexibility, we can increase our chances of success. I will start with the four main points of the Manifesto. Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a plan Directly following these points is the following sentence: "That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

" Individuals and interactions over processes and tools People are required to deliver software. Scrum Training - getting the balance right. Earlier in the week I had to deliver a training session to one of our most recent additions to the technical team.

Scrum Training - getting the balance right

He’s been there 3 months and, arguably, I should have provided this training already but I wanted to try something different. A “good” employer tends to pride themselves on the fact that they deliver hours, sometimes days, of training before a new pin can actually get on with some work. Invariably the Health and Safety Stasi and someone with a week long ”Post-Educational Higher National Secondary Certificated Diploma in HR” get in on the act and the bright, enthusiastic new team member has the will to live sucked out of him/her over a matter of a few days whilst they answer pop-quizzes about correct lifting techniques and the location of fire exits. I’m lucky. I work in an entrepreneurial environment and can try things out without the aforementioned Stasi breathing down my neck asking why I was submitting the appraisal forms of my grade 14 staff 3 working days late.

The Napkin Academy: Introducing visual grammar. Mindmapping articles and videos. 25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques. By Celes on Feb 9, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post Caught with a problem you cannot solve?

25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques

Need new ideas and solutions? The process of brainstorming requires you to think out of the box that is keeping you in the problem. The idea for this post was triggered by a question from a reader, who asked me on my thoughts of the best brainstorming methods to achieve the best results. Here is a list of 25 brainstorming techniques you can use to get out of the situation you are in. Time Travel. Final note: To get a quick mental boost in just 15 minutes, check out: Increase Your Mental Clarity in Just 15 Minutes. Fostering innovation through cultural change - RMIT Research Repository.