Creativity is one of the most important factors for success in life as well as in business.
Dealing with thoughts, concepts and ideas in a creative, playful and productive way is an ability that can be enhanced and trained, just like any other talent.
The following lectures and workshops will introduce you to a couple of well established techniques for “thinking outside of the box”.
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EUREKA! – Everyone is a think tank!
How to foster creativity and create business opportunities
Creativity as key to success – great lessons from da Vinci, Edison and Steven Jobs!
Not every musician will become a second Mozart, not every engineer another Nicolai Tesla and not every left-handed painter a Leonardo da Vinci. Nevertheless it is absolutely worthwhile to understand how these brilliant minds worked and emulate their strategies for tapping into our own genius potential.
This is exactly what we learn and practice in a a EUREKA! Workshop. It entails a short overview about how creativity works in general and then provides a lot of opportunities to practice the most important techniques. Amongst them are :
- Thinking hats
- Disney method
- different typed of brainstorming
A brief introduction to Design Thinking is also possible and we can even include a “Quick&Dirty” High Speed Design Thinking workshop of 45-60 minutes. 🙂
If you are interested, please come prepared with a concrete challenge you would like to look at during the workshop.
The Artists challenge – Dare to do something new or different !
Only those who have the courage not to follow well-trodden paths will discover something truly new. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamps, the Rolling Stones or Niki de Saint-Phalle broadened our perspectives on the world by taking new paths that were considered revolutionary by their contemporaries.
Researchers such as Kepler, Darwin or Einstein changed our understanding of the world because they continued to think about the latest findings of the natural sciences consistently and often against the resistance of their contemporaries.
Creativity training in the think tank
This “thinking outside the box” or lateral thinking of any form can be trained. Interactive workshops in which a wide range of methods is taught are particularly suitable for teams.
The more different the perspectives of the participants in a company-internal think tank or a project-related group of strangers are, the greater the chance of achieving good thinking results outside the box.
Provided that the participants also adhere to the rules of good, resource-oriented communication.
Wde Range of Methods
Besides the currently well marketed methods of “Design Thinking” and the alternative “Hybrid Thinking”, the classic “Thinking Hat” method of psychologist Edward de Bono is also very popular.
Many other, lesser-known methods are promising – because here, too, the rule is: test the most suitable methods for your own head by trial and error and then tailor them for yourself or your team.
Creativity – when ideas have sex …
Nowadays, ideas need exchange and communication. The image of the lonely, ingenious scientist is a remnant of the concept of genius from a bygone era, when topics were much less complex than they are today. Today, the most important thing is to put together creative teams in the right way. As soon as we try to explain to others what is going on in our heads, it changes. Asking questions back allows us to fill in the critical gaps.
Below is a list of systems and maths that help illuminate ideas from all sides and develop new ways of thinking from a question.
Method Palette Creativity
- TRIZ / TIPS (according to Altshuller)
- Thinking Hats
- Lateral Thinking
- 6-3-5 Method
- Stimulus Word Method
- Morphological Analysis
- Design Thinking
- Thinking Hats
Workshop: Compact (1 – 3 hours) day & weekend seminar possible
Lecture / Lecture: Keynote (10 – 45 min) Lecture (60- 90 min)
Future Workshop “2morrow 2day”
From knowledge to project – Design Thinking
In a full-day workshop, a small team of 6-10 participants develops a roadmap for solving current, perhaps even acute, challenges based on a concrete question. The practical example of how a think tank works in dealing with specific challenges becomes clear and tangible. By using different meta-methods – from design thinking to TRIZ – own experiences are often achieved with immediate effectability.
Workshop Day & Weekend Seminar (trial version possible)
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