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Purpose                                                                        Break old thinking                         ...
Learning Goals                       • Break old thought patterns that constrain                         creativity       ...
Connect the Dots© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                     ...
Questions to Consider                       • What were your problem-solving blocks,                         barriers, fru...
Participant Introductions                                  • Name                                  • Type of problem requi...
Creativity                                       The ability to bring into existence                                      ...
Right/Left Brain Activity                          LEFT HEMISPHERE                               RIGHT HEMISPHERE         ...
Creative Thinking                         Creativity Boosts                         Creativity Blocks                     ...
Thinking                      “To Break the Box”                                    Creativity Boosts                     ...
Thinking                      “To Break the Box”                                    Creativity Blocks                     ...
Speed Bump                                                         Continuous Looping                          • Repeating...
Circus Bow                                        Celebrate creativity and failure.                                       ...
The Word Game                         • Partner 1 says any word.                         • Partner 2 repeats that word and...
The Word Game                         • Partner 1 says any word.                         • Partner 2 repeats that word and...
Poll                           Which Word Game round was easier –                            related words or unrelated wo...
Perception Shapes Reality                                                                PERCEPTION                       ...
Brain Ruts© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                           ...
Brain Ruts© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                           ...
One-Word Story                                                                            dog                             ...
Group 1                      Names in Group 1                                  Names in Group 1                           ...
Group 2                      Names in Group 2                                  Names in Group 2                           ...
Chat                          • What was most challenging for you?                          • What was easiest?           ...
Team Collaboration• Be here now• Give up your preconceived notions• Put aside your ego• Serve the creativity of the group ...
Ask a Different Question                                       “How can we improve the food                               ...
Ask a Different Question “How can we recruit more qualified   applicants for our job openings?”                           ...
How Would                                       So-and-So Do It?                        “How can we recruit more qualified...
Reverse the Question                    “How do we increase customer Web site hits?”                                      ...
How to drive                                      Reverse it!                      customers away?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Ass...
Synergistic Thinking                             Birds fly                            Humans?      Airplane flight        ...
The Synergy Game                                     “How can we improve the employee                                     ...
Real Life Case Study                                  Purpose: To apply creative thinking                                 ...
Real Life Case Study                              • Describe a real problem at work.                              • Apply ...
Creative Solutions                           How can you plan creative thinking time                           into your s...
Creative Solutions                             What can you do to stimulate and                             promote creati...
Creative Solutions                               What blocks need to be eliminated or                               minimi...
Creative Solutions                          • Provide an environment conducive to                            creative thin...
Creative Solutions                             •     Look for the new and improved                             •     Condu...
Brain Ruts© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                           ...
Ezine© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                                ...
© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                                     ...
© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                                     ...
Thank you!© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™                                           ...
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  1. 1. © 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™©2001–2005 by Clay & Associates Inc.
  2. 2. Purpose Break old thinking patterns and develop innovative solutions to on-the-job problems© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 2
  3. 3. Learning Goals • Break old thought patterns that constrain creativity • Use creative thinking techniques to reach innovative solutions • Apply synergistic thinking to on-the-job problems© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 3
  4. 4. Connect the Dots© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 4
  5. 5. Questions to Consider • What were your problem-solving blocks, barriers, frustrations, and surprises? • What self-imposed limits did you set? • How did you stay open to new solutions?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 5
  6. 6. Participant Introductions • Name • Type of problem requiring creativity at work • The areas where I’m already creative in my life 6© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™
  7. 7. Creativity The ability to bring into existence something new© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions 7
  8. 8. Right/Left Brain Activity LEFT HEMISPHERE RIGHT HEMISPHERE • Logical • Creative • Scientific • Intuitive • Concise • Spontaneous • Analytical • Artistic© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 8
  9. 9. Creative Thinking Creativity Boosts Creativity Blocks What factors boost your What barriers prevent creativity at work? you from being more creative at work?© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions 9
  10. 10. Thinking “To Break the Box” Creativity Boosts • Encouragement • Constructive feedback • Being open to outcome • Encouraging open flow of ideas • Sensory stimuli© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions 10
  11. 11. Thinking “To Break the Box” Creativity Blocks • Lack of stimulation • Using the same routines • Stifling education • Trying to fit into a group • Fear (of failure or success) • Believing resources are limited© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions 11
  12. 12. Speed Bump Continuous Looping • Repeating the same line of reasoning • Repeating the same series of actions • Applying the same solution even if it doesn’t work© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 12
  13. 13. Circus Bow Celebrate creativity and failure. It means you’re learning!© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions 13
  14. 14. The Word Game • Partner 1 says any word. • Partner 2 repeats that word and adds a related word. • Partner 1 repeats Partner 2’s word and adds a related word. Example: Ball • Ball, bat • Bat, man • Man, woman© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 14
  15. 15. The Word Game • Partner 1 says any word. • Partner 2 repeats that word and adds an unrelated word. • Partner 1 repeats Partner 2’s word and adds an unrelated word. Example: Ice • Ice, wrench • Wrench, elephant • Elephant, road© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 15
  16. 16. Poll Which Word Game round was easier – related words or unrelated words?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 16
  17. 17. Perception Shapes Reality PERCEPTION REALITY© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 17
  18. 18. Brain Ruts© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 18
  19. 19. Brain Ruts© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 19
  20. 20. One-Word Story dog day a bit One a© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 20
  21. 21. Group 1 Names in Group 1 Names in Group 1 Lisa Maxwell Dale Perozzo Brian Moynihan Raelynn Hulse Helen Pantzis Katherine Bellmore Krista Hubbard Jeanne Ulrich Heidi Carslay Archana Sridharan Lorrie Scott Russell Fine Kyle Roberts Laureen Rogers Billy Rosewarne Deborah Nucci Jennifer Wilkerson Shari Kalsta© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 21
  22. 22. Group 2 Names in Group 2 Names in Group 2 Joseph Lang Karen Blue Julie Nagy Bethany Hawley Tracy Guffee Alexis Agapinan Jayan Nair Maureen Seeley Cynthia Keniston Michelle Cvitkovic Kurt Stauffer Ellie Brim Jill Berkey Kari Laib Christina Marie Pablo Freiheit Suzanna Eversole Rosemarie Colagrossi Donna Watson Gretchen Sutter© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 22
  23. 23. Chat • What was most challenging for you? • What was easiest? • How did you feel when you had to add words such as “and,” “the” and “a”?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 23
  24. 24. Team Collaboration• Be here now• Give up your preconceived notions• Put aside your ego• Serve the creativity of the group 24
  25. 25. Ask a Different Question “How can we improve the food in the cafeteria?” What if we didn’t have a cafeteria? What if we had rotating food vendors? What if we were required to eat at our desks?© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions 25
  26. 26. Ask a Different Question “How can we recruit more qualified applicants for our job openings?” 26
  27. 27. How Would So-and-So Do It? “How can we recruit more qualified applicants for our job openings?” How would the zoo do it? How would Einstein do it? How would Martha Stewart do it? 27© 2002 – 2010 Clay & Associates Inc./NetSpeed Learning Solutions
  28. 28. Reverse the Question “How do we increase customer Web site hits?” REVERSE IT! “How do we drive our customers away from our Web site?”© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 28
  29. 29. How to drive Reverse it! customers away?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 29
  30. 30. Synergistic Thinking Birds fly Humans? Airplane flight Burrs stick Fabric? Velcro® Weak glue Temporary? Post-It Notes® Rapid Consumers Internet transfer of and government business? info by computer© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 30
  31. 31. The Synergy Game “How can we improve the employee recognition system?”© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 31
  32. 32. Real Life Case Study Purpose: To apply creative thinking techniques on the job Process: • Work in teams of four or five • Determine a real problem at work • Write a three-sentence description • Apply three creativity techniques • Choose the best direction or idea© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 32
  33. 33. Real Life Case Study • Describe a real problem at work. • Apply 3 creativity techniques. • Choose the best idea. Techniques • One-word story • Ask a different question • How would so-and-so do it? • Reverse the question • The Synergy Game© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 33
  34. 34. Creative Solutions How can you plan creative thinking time into your schedule? What suggestions or thoughts do you have?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 34
  35. 35. Creative Solutions What can you do to stimulate and promote creative thinking at work? What ideas occur to you?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 35
  36. 36. Creative Solutions What blocks need to be eliminated or minimized? How can you go about doing that?© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 36
  37. 37. Creative Solutions • Provide an environment conducive to creative thinking • Offer five-sense stimulation • Get prepared • Play with unusual or unrelated ideas© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 37
  38. 38. Creative Solutions • Look for the new and improved • Conduct mini focus groups • Know the competition • Ask questions differently • Make it playful and fun© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 38
  39. 39. Brain Ruts© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 39
  40. 40. Ezine© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 40
  41. 41. © 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 41
  42. 42. © 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 42
  43. 43. Thank you!© 2002 – 2011 Clay & Associates Inc. dba NetSpeed Learning Solutions™ 43
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