How familiar is this new idea scenario at your place? Read the comments too. They are telling.
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In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world.
Are you like the many written about in this article? Do you say you want creativity on one hand and then, on the other don’t really want it at all? Is that what it’s like in your organization?
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Want to set up a school for innovation? Try this model. So refreshing.
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The formula is based on identifying things that customers need, how adequate the current solution is, how often the customer has this need, and how important this need is. To quantify your opportunity, ask yourself the below three questions:
1. (Importance) On a scale of 1-5, where 5 is very important and 1 is not at all important, how important is it to the customer that this need gets met?
2. (Frequency) On a scale of 1-5, where 5 is frequently and 1 is infrequently, how often does the customer have this need?
3. (Frustration) On a scale of 1-5, where 5 is very frustrated and 1 is not at all frustrated, how frustrated is the customer with the current solutions that are available to address this need?
Now that you have these three scores, plug them into the below formula:
(importance + frequency) x frustration = size of opportunity
You can either plug in the numbers based on your gut feel or you can be a bit more scientific about it and survey a large number of customers asking them the above three questions. After applying this formula to a selection of potential opportunities you could solve, it will become obvious where you should focusing our time.
Thanks to inventium for this and other insightful blog posts on innovation.
See on www.inventium.com.au
How to succeed at self-sabotage.
Good list to review to dig deeper into your morose. Exercises are provided to reinforce your lack of self worth. When you are done, turn the exercises around to proffer the opposite to build esteem. A true gift to release creative energy and to get unstuck.
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Do you talk yourself out of potentially great ideas? Don’t worry, that’s all part of the cycle. Here’s how a breakthrough really happens.
Great find about the human experience of a breakthrough idea – read the article to get inside these stages: Elation, Exploration, Doubt and Fear, Failure, Breakthrough!
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The swimmers body illusion and other ways our brains play tricks on us.
Fascinating insights encourage people to be open to question their beliefs. Helpful especially now that what we were taught when we were young doesn’t necessarily hold true today.
Creativity is about new ideas, new decisions and new actions; by stretching beyond what we believe to be true, new doors open.
See on www.fastcompany.com
How might the multiple choice generation realize its creativity when it is being taught to revere the test?
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sugru Blog: Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs when we fix things, and help others see their value whenever we can. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important.
Great inspiration to
1) bring ‘green’ creativity into your life and work
2) generate ideas to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 every year.
Creativity = new ideas, new decisions, new actions.
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Neuroscience: The more that teachers believe in their students the more that students believe in themselves. Think it’s the same for employers and employees?
See on www.huffingtonpost.com