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This task would help you to identify and learn about the methods that encourage creativity, problem solving and out of the box thinking. We invite you to read more about methods you have never applied before.
Why did I choose this tool?
Skill to apply the method comes through experience, in this e-learning tool we encourage you to try out one of the method and broaden your awareness about each of the tool.
How does this apply to being a trainer?
It helps you to have your “box of methods” which encourages creativity, problem solving and out of the box thinking. It helps you to apply methods regarding their aims and origin.
- Run through the checklist of methods.
- Check if you ever applied the method in your trainings.
- Continue the list with your applied methods – write them down with links or brief description.
|Tools, methods encouraging creativity, problem solving and out of the box thinking||I apply this method/ I don’t apply this method (optional: Why?)|
|Lateral thinking process, of Edward de Bono is a manner of solving problems using an indirect and creative approach via reasoning that is not immediately obvious. It involves ideas that may not be obtainable using only traditional step-by-step logic.|
|Six Thinking Hats, of Edward de Bono – a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats.|
|Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument – right brain / left brain. is a system to measure and describe thinking preferences in people
|Brainstorming and Brainwriting – is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members.|
|Think outside the box – is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective.|
|Business war games, for the resolution of competitive problems|
|SWOT analysis – is a strategic planning technique used to help a person or organization to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to business competition or project planning.|
|The method USIT of convergent creativity for finding innovative solution concepts to engineering-design type problems
|Five Ws – (sometimes referred to as Five Ws and How, 5W1H, or Six Ws) are questions whose answers are considered basic in information gathering or problem solving.|
What are the most inspiring methods you will certainly use in the future?
How to apply it in everyday life:
We do believe that each of this method could be applied in everyday life. For example, you need to understand the Root Cause why your children/friend/whoever didn’t tell you the truth, use 5 Whys technique and get to know root causes.
Recommended article: https://humaneeducation.org/blog/2017/use-5-whys-get-root-problem/