Creative Problem Solving
Creative problem solving identifies opportunities for solving problems where conventional thinking has failed. Leaders are encouraged to find new perspectives and create innovative solutions to problems that inevitably arise.
In this course, we will learn the difference between creativity and innovation and how leaders can foster an environment of innovation, which allows for creative problem solving.
This Course Starts in:
All sessions are at the same time each week.
Difference between Creativity and Innovation
- January 22, 2024
- In this session, we will define and understand the difference between creativity and innovation, while challenging our thinking and perceptions. We will also understand how different internal and external factors impact our perception and how our perception affects creativity.
Creating an Environment of Innovation
- January 29, 2024
- In this session, we will explore how the workplace environment may encourage or inhibit the creativity and innovation of employees. We will also define the “Fifteen Percent Rule” and how it impacts employees, as well as explore the importance of having an “Idea Sponsor” and the process of capturing ideas.
Tools for Creative Problem Solving
- February 5, 2024
- In this session, we will introduce various tools leaders can use for creative problem solving including Mind Maps, Analogies, Fish Bone Diagram, Affinity Diagram, SCAMPER, Sticky Notes, Brainstorming, and more. We will learn how to apply these tools to situations that arise in the workplace.