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/