At an incremental level concept generation is the life blood of any innovative organisation. Surely it is bread and butter that we use the ideas and creative juices of our friends and colleagues to better our collective position. Yet many organisations do not systematically manage this process. Of much greater concern is the fact that as part of our "educational experience" we are not introduced to ways and techniques by which we can generate ideas. There are simple approaches by which everyone can be encouraged to open their minds, and generate new ideas.
We will generally look at ways in which we engage the hearts and minds of others. But there are other parts of the body! Have fun in identifying other part of the body, and the ways in which they prompt you to generate ideas.
Please do not ask what is meant by a naughty plan!
The French version!
How will Evil Genius undermine all that do! The trick to using this technique is not to be nice! Come on let us nurture our darker side.
The audit can be changed to list to represent your values. An interesting conversation with your boss and colleagues.
Have you not heard all of this before? Try to instigate more barriers in each of the areas. Also use this as a personal review tool.
Do we sometimes not maximise what we are really good at? Do we sometimes spend too much time with a focus on what does not work?
Please note that there is no evidence that these fine birds bury their heads. Discuss.
More about the comments than the improvement cycle.
There are many simple idea generation technique. Just surf the internet, and you will certainly find your own creative baby!