Help, I’m lost in creativity! - 9 tips for managing creativity

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Published on November 7, 2009

Author: larscrama



9 ways to increase your team's creative performance in a map for managing creativity. Includes a printable "subway map" poster with steps and pointers for each dimension.

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Question everything and c hallenge the status quo  1

2 Learn to delay your judgement 


4 Encourage sharing and collaboration 

5 Know how to get the best out of your team 


7 Utilise the power of visual thinking 

8 Invent solutions that solve real problems 

9 …learn as if you would live forever 

1 Question everything and challenge the status quo  2 Learn to delay your judgement  3 Allow chaos in your life and enjoy  4 Encourage sharing and collaboration  5 Know how to get the best out of your team  6 Switch between divergent & convergent thinking  7 Utilise the power of visual thinking  8 Invent solutions that solve real problems  9 Learn as if you would live forever  C

Ready to plan your journey to more creativity?  Grab a creativity subway map… 

PURPOSE  C LEARNING  SOLUTION  VISUAL   DELAY   Be curious  4  Implement  THINKING  JUDGEMENT  DIVERGENT  Acceptance  Don’t fear failing  THINKING  Traffic lights  Analyze previous data  Be a child  Report errors  Vary styles  FUN  Try to understand  Learn from mistakes  Task list  Take step back  Go for quan%ty  Passion!  Reflect  Be open  Seek wild ideas  Filter out noise  Job rota%on  Build on ideas  Make it s%ck  Exercise leZ/right brain  Remove assump%ons  Make appealing  Spend %me  Dream & inspire  Accept, don’t reject  Metaphors  Encourage       crazyness  Develop best soluOon  3  SCAMPER  Encourage       playfulness  CHALLENGE  Models  Forced Fit  Prototyping  Deal with Cynicism   Care & give meaning  Mindmaps  Persuade scep%cism  Think Tank  Manifest  2  Generate ideas  Hire people  Apprecia#on  5:1  Cri#cism  that don’t  Don’t force      decisions  Vary in each step   listen to you  Fact finding  Freedom from       urgency  1  Clarify the   Time         procedures  problem  Pleasant environment  Subway Map for managing crea*vity  Inven#on problems  Hits / Cardsort  Ques%oning and challenging   Go Wild!  Planning problems  Delaying judgement  Arrange  Be affirma%ve  communica%on  Fun / Chaordic  Ac#on problems  Be deliberate  Collabora%on  Set boundaries  © 2009  Check objec%ves  Group Facilita%on  Observe  Build understanding  Divergent & convergent thinking   Take Pictures  Get stakeholders  Improve ideas  Visual Thinking  Keep a journal  on board    Create a purpose  Crea%ve Problem Solving  CONVERGENT  FACILITATION  Learning  PROBLEMS  THINKING 

C Get your copy and stay on track. 

© 2009 !

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