METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

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Creative thinking empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits. An important step of the creativity process is applying creative thinking techniques to help nudge your thinking. There are literally hundreds of ingenious creative thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways.

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UNIT IIMETHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: Creative thinking empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits. An important step of the creativity process is applying creative thinking techniques to help nudge your thinking. There are literally hundreds of ingenious creative thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Some of the techniques for generating ideas are:Assumption-Busting TechniquesAssumptions are mental shortcuts: we assume that a situation we're facing is like other situations we've encountered before, and that what worked then will work once again. In fact, the more experienced we are in a particular area, the more likely we are to bring lots of baggage to the problem, which can inhibit us from finding novel and creative solutions. In order to challenge your assumptions, write down all of the dominant ideas that apply to a particular situation and then deliberately challenge them This would put you in a position of questioning everything, seeing your problem or situation with completely fresh eyes, and taking nothing for granted.Mind MapsA mind map is a whole-brain method for generating and organizing ideas which is largely inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's approach to note-taking. The concept is based on patterns found in nature and research on how humans think and how the brain works. Mind ma

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