blocks to creativity and innovation. tools to release creativity and innovation

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DESCRIPTION Innovative ideas can be blocked by a certain "stuckness" of habit and environment. In this presentation are several ways to overcome innovation blocks.


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  • 2. That is how we have always done it.We tried that like 10 years agoand it didnt workI am not paid to improve things,just to push this buttonThat will never work here.
  • 3. Psychological InertiaThe meaning of the word "inertia" implies an indisposition tochange a certain "stuckness" due to human programming. Itrepresents the inevitability of behaving in a certain way the waythat has been indelibly inscribed somewhere in the brain. It alsorepresents the impossibility as long as a person is guided by hishabits of ever behaving in a better way. (Kowalick, 2012)
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  • 5. 1. Having a fixed vision (model) of the solution or the root cause.2. False assumptions (trusting the data).3. Language that is a strong carrier of psychological inertia. Specific terminology carries psychological inertia.4. Experience, expertise and reliance upon previous results.5. Limited knowledge, hidden resources or mechanisms.6. Inflexibility (model worship); trying to prove a specific theory, stubbornness.7. Reusing the same strategy. Keep thinking the same way and you will continue to get the same results.8. Rushing to a solution incomplete thinking.TRIZICS; Cameron 2010
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  • 7. 5 Ways to Release Innovation1. Have new (different) people check the solutions and problems, reporting the data and what they found to the group.2. Go to the site of the problem. Having actually witnessed the solution and working with it will open minds. If you cant go to the actual location yourself, TRUST the people who work with the problem on a steady basis, to describe what the work is and how they feel it may be improved.3. Enforce a method like P.R.O.P.S where people must work to understand and reinforce the solution, before stating alternatives.4. Have people lead small experiments to see if the new idea may work, and what was effective (worked well) with the experiment.5. When you feel and know that innovation blocks are happening CALL THE GROUP on it! We often dont even realize it is happening. If someone is responsible for recognizing and re-directing the groupit can help to allow new ideas to thrive.
  • 8. What are the success criteria, the definition of problem solved?Define what solved means. It is important to communicate withall stakeholders the definition of success to avoid confusion. Clarifywhether the goal is a quantifiable measure of improvement orcomplete elimination of the problem. All stakeholders should beclear on what the problem solved means.
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  • 10. Encourage discussions and askmore questions; For example What has happened for you to know that a solution is needed? If I was to observe you working through your solution how would I know that youre making progress? On a scale of 0 10 with 0 being you have some idea what to do with this situation; and 10 being you know exactly what to do where are you on this scale? What have you already accomplished? Is any of your solution already happening, even just a little bit? What did you do to make that happen? Can you do more of that? What is one thing you can do in the next 90 minutes that will increase your progress?
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  • 12. Ask, What is your next step? Whencan we go-and-see? What is your next step? If you were one step closer to the goal, how would you know? In the past with the success you have already had, what could you go-and- see that showed that you are progressing? What is your next step? When can we go-and-see?
  • 13. the ability of your company to becompetitive & survive lies in the capability of the people in your organization to understand a situation and develop solutions.
  • 14. The team / I have aproblem > Who else has problems likeours?; When have we had problems like this in the past? >How did others solve similar problems?;How did we solve thesimilar problems? > The team / I have a solution!
  • 15. General General Problem Solution Specific Specific Problem Solution The team / I have a problem >Who else has problems like ours?; When have we had problems like this in the past? >How did others solve similar problems?; How did we solve the similar problems? > The team / I have a solution
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  • 17. Contact Create-Learningmike@create-learning.com1-716-629-3678
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