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10 Ways to Boost Your Creativity


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10 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

  1. 1. 10 Ways to Boost Your Creativity Brought to you by
  2. 2. Why get Creative? • • • • Creativity is essential to progression in Business Originality sets a company apart from the competition Creativity can be learnt We all have the capacity to be Creative Brought to you by
  3. 3. 1. Research Research can help when you’re stuck Learn as much as possible about something to generate new ideas • Research what your competition is doing • Give yourself a time limit to avoid spending too much time • • Brought to you by
  4. 4. 2. The 6 Hats Technique • • Think of your problem from a different perspective Use each ‘Hat’ to think of your issue from a different angle Brought to you by
  5. 5. The Red Hat • • Your Emotional Hat What are your feelings saying about the problem? Brought to you by
  6. 6. The White Hat • • Your Objective Hat What are the facts? Brought to you by
  7. 7. The Yellow Hat • • Your Positive Hat What will definitely work? What are the good outcomes? Brought to you by
  8. 8. The Black Hat • • Your Negative Hat What won’t work? What are the risks? Brought to you by
  9. 9. The Green Hat • • Your Creative Hat What are alternative ideas to solve the problem better? Brought to you by
  10. 10. The Blue Hat • • Your Broad Perspective Hat What is the best solution to the problem? Brought to you by
  11. 11. 3. Sleep On It • • • • It’s good to let ideas incubate Have a little patience Dreams can be great sources of inspiration Keep a notebook by your bed and create a dream journal Brought to you by
  12. 12. 4. Go Back To Childhood • • • Think about what you enjoyed doing as a child What could you start doing again as an adult? Revisit activities and games to see if they stimulate creativity • Use your imagination! Brought to you by
  13. 13. 5. Draw (Badly) • • • • Sketch an object, person or scene Try to get every detail This exercise will help you to focus on the details Will also help you to express yourself through representation Brought to you by
  14. 14. 6. A Change of Scenery • • • • Relocate to look for new inspiration External changes affect you internally as well Something new may trigger inspiration Think about which environment suits your creativity the best Brought to you by
  15. 15. 7. Think In Reverse • Instead of thinking about the outcome you want, think about the outcome you DON’T want • Turning things around can show you the qualities your project needs • This method can help you think of things you may have missed Brought to you by
  16. 16. 8. Deprivation • Avoid existing works to develop your own unique perspective • If you’re a writer, stop reading, a musician, stop listening to music • This method will give you the space to find your individual style without distractions Brought to you by
  17. 17. 9. Slow Down • • • • Take regular tasks and slow them down Pay attention to things you’d normally miss Think about using all of your senses This will teach you to be more observant and thus gather more inspiration Brought to you by
  18. 18. 10. Don’t Stop at One Solution • Push further and seek alternative solutions to your problems • This may yield something better • Be careful not to overdo it and never finish Brought to you by
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