Learn how to be more creative by using the task unification technique.
- The famous inventor Thomas Edison…lived in a beautiful home,…but something was unusual about the gate…that led into his house.…His visitors had to push the gate very hard to open it,…and then again, very hard to close it.…It seemed odd that such a successful inventor…like Thomas Edison wouldn't fix his gate.…Well rumor has it that Thomas had attached…a pump to his gate so that every time someone opened…or closed it,…they were pumping fresh water into the plumbing system…of his house.…
This is a great example of the innovation technique…called task unification.…Task unification is defined as the assignment…of additional tasks to an existing resource.…Now, that resource can be a component…of a product or service,…or it can be something in the immediate vicinity…of the product or service.…Hey, think back to the story of Thomas' gate.…The gate has its primary job of letting visitors through,…but it also has the additional job of pumping water.…
But that's not all of the story,…the guests coming to visit Thomas are also a resource.…
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- Understanding ways to learn creativity
- Understanding the barriers to creativity
- Applying the subtraction technique
- Applying the division technique
- Applying the multiplication technique
- Applying the attribute dependency theory
- Creating a creativity dream team
- Facilitating group creativity
- Selecting the best ideas