This section of Mind Tools teaches more than 20 techniques that you can use to develop creative and imaginative solutions to business problems.
Start by taking our 3-minute self-test, which helps you assess and develop your business creativity skills.
Next, take a look at our brainstorming section, which explains a range of approaches that suit different situations. Then, explore our other creativity tools, to find some great ways of generating new ideas.
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Generating Many Radical, Creative Ideas
A Different Approach to Brainstorming
Understanding New Ideas by Brainstorming Questions
The Charette Procedure
Brainstorming Multiple Ideas With Multiple Stakeholders
Crawford’s Slip Writing Method
Gathering Ideas From Many Contributors
Round Robin Brainstorming
Allowing Everyone to Contribute
Improving Group Brainstorming
Making Creative Leaps
Using Comparisons to Express Ideas and Solve Problems
Carrying Out Thought Experiments
Improving Products and Services
Generating New Products and Services
Creating New Products and Services
The Reframing Matrix
Generating Different Perspectives
A Simple Process for Creativity
A Powerful Methodology for Creative Problem-Solving
Managing Ideas Effectively
Kano Model Analysis
Developing Products That Delight
Generating New Ideas
Think Differently and Spark Creativity
Turn Your Idea into Reality
Getting Good Ideas Off the Drawing Board
The Disney Creative Strategy
Fusing Imagination and Planning
A Backstop Creativity Process
Encouraging Team Creativity
Helping Your People Think Creatively
Doblin's 10 Types of Innovation®
Expanding Organizational Innovation
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