Make groups more creative by using simple but effective facilitation techniques. Work in pairs, create time limits, and break problems into components.
- Let's dive into the steps to running a great workshop.…First, decide where to hold the workshop.…Now, don't get carried away here, any room will do.…You don't need a so called innovation room…with beanbag chairs and frisbees,…I'm just not a big fan of these rooms…because I don't think they do anything to boost creativity.…Just find a room with comfortable chairs and flip charts.…When you begin your workshop, start by identifying…the constraints around the problem.…
Constraints might include budget issues, timing,…or legal and regulatory boundaries.…List them all.…Hey, without constraints, the ideation will lack focus.…You're likely to generate ideas that are too wild…to be viable.…Next, make sure you and the participants…define the closed world around the problem.…Where you define this imaginary space around the problem…will have a big impact on how you apply each technique.…
Now decide which of the five techniques to apply.…For a refresher, revisit the videos in Chapter Two…of this course.…Once you select the techniques, create a list…
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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