Have you ever been on a course, say project management, leadership or even assertiveness and then wondered why you had such a hard time dealing with colleagues or perhaps loved ones when you returned?
Often, the brainstorming process is followed by a lack of action. This one-page action plan is a fail-safe way to bring an idea to life.
We learn when we play as children, in fact this accounts for most of our early learning. Play acts as a learning laboratory for trying out different internal models on an external world. This is not dissimilar to our traditional brainstorming sessions.
When many people brainstorm, they tend to get into the bad habit of stopping with the "first right idea." In other words, at the first sign of a promising idea, they decide that they're done brainstorming, and mentally "pack it up" and move on to another task. But this isn't very productive from a creative problem-solving standpoint. Here's why.
Have you ever wondered what it is that elevates some of us from mediocre to outstanding? Well, I'll let you in on that secret ingredient.
When an organization sets about solving what is perceived as a problem, is it addressing the real issue or is it addressing the symptoms that cause the most heartburn?
Ideas are what drive innovation, but if you don't exercise your dreaming ability, you won't generate those ideas.