101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques: The Handbook of New by James M. Higgins PDF

By James M. Higgins

Very important ebook and that i provide it five stars for simply enjoyable its objective, i.e. an creation to a few of the challenge fixing recommendations, and that i hugely suggest it for that function. This e-book doesn't cross right into a complete dialogue of a number of the strategies, nor used to be it meant to, however it does supply an exceptional advent to every and you'll learn extra these innovations you want to use. i've got researched a few of them on the web (free of charge).
He categorizes the recommendations via functionality (in different phrases, he provides a number of the ideas within the specific level of the matter fixing procedure within which they're premier) and offers you a very good precis within the Appendix.
I have learn numerous books on challenge fixing / selection Making and so they all come all the way down to Divergence and Convergence, or artistic and significant pondering. One publication I learn (Psychology of Intelligence research) made the first-class element that inventive and significant pondering are either completely useful within the challenge fixing method, even though, in his phrases, they don't combine good. you need to consciously and diligently halt all feedback and judgment, regardless of how small, throughout the divergent section of the matter fixing approach - "deferred judgment". this is often the basis for any efficient brainstorming consultation, or perhaps anyone research of an issue. there'll be lots of time to guage later on.
This e-book capabilities as a brainstorming session...it provides many rules and ways, and lets you overview every one and verify that's most sensible on your scenario. a few of the concepts during this e-book, and the other challenge fixing ebook, are rather simply various adaptations of brainstorming periods (larger or smaller teams, an additional step or , obstacles on something or one other, a metamorphosis in technique, etc..) that is okay too. such a lot challenge fixing options are both brainstorming periods of a few variety, or thoughts designed to strength you to put apart your preconceived reviews and research an issue from diverse angles (yes that may be a significant simplification).
The publication is equipped and formatted rather well. the knowledge is gifted in an engaging demeanour and not will get uninteresting. many of the sections are brief and candy, and what few occasions he is going past a pair pages is through necessity. i actually cherished the "Summary of Steps" which are through the publication and the mini case reviews have been great to boot. for my part, i want to have visible no less than a pair prolonged case experiences, yet that used to be no longer the aim of this book.
One of my favorites is the Delphi approach. i've got really used a kind of it a number of instances in my paintings earlier than I even knew it used to be a strategy, and that i suspect a lot of you've used it too in an off-the-cuff manner. i've got had a few sturdy good fortune with it and think it to be a good approach in any level of the matter fixing method, even if i'm facing execs, layman, mechanics, or bozos.
Very worthwhile, good written and well-organized ebook. The $15 or so for the ebook is a brilliant funding on your occupation or enterprise. i'm convinced there are extra entire books that expense alot extra, yet this one fulfills it goal well.

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Assumption reversal GENERATING ALTERNATIVES (Discussed in Chapters 4 and 5 Individual Techniques (Discussed in Chapter 4) 27/1. Analogies and metaphors Analysis of past solutions 28/2. 29/3. Association Attribute association chains 30/4. Attribute listing 31/5. 32/6. Back to the customer 33/7. Back to the sun Circle of opportunity 34/8. 35/9. 1 Creativity Techniques by Problem Solving Stage 36/10. 1. Direct analogic. 38/12. Establish idea sources 39/13. Examine it with the senses 40/14. FCB grid 41/15.

When he was head of the Bonneville Power Administration, Peter T. Johnson created a fictitious supercompetitor with which to compare his organization. 2 Other firms create a composite supercompetitor, taking the best practices in different areas and combining them. 2/2. HIRE FUTURISTS AND OTHER CONSULTANTS No one says you have to discover problems yourself. Why not hire someone to perform this task for you? There are numerous futurists and other consultants who can guide you. They often bring a fresh perspective.

Creativity is not a major part of the problem-solving process for most organizations or individuals. 2. People are not usually encouraged to be creative, either as individuals or as members of organizations. This means that creativity is discouraged in most organizations including families, schools and companies. 3. Few people really know the creative techniques that can be applied in the problem-solving process. 4. Few individuals develop their personal creative problem-solving skills, but that is changing.

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