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2. Crank up the creative thinking. You want to generate as many new and creative ideas as you can. Ironically, this step is the most important step and is usually the most overlooked. All too often, when looking for new solutions and creative ideas we quickly come up with a few alternatives and stop. The ideal scenario is to take your time and generate as many ideas as you can. Why? Because the more ideas you have to choose from, the better chance that youll find a superior solution. You want to generate hundreds or thousands of new ideas. Creative thinking tools can help you do exactly that. These tools will help you expand ten good ideas into those hundreds or thousands.
3. Prioritize it. The prioritization phase is pretty straight forward and most of us are good at it. Why? Because most of us are pretty darn good critics. Plus we all have common tools to help us prioritize.
4. Plan your course and take some action. Next, of course, we develop a plan and execute it. Most of the time, we move to this step too quickly. Your key to success in creative problem solving is to spend a lot more time up front generating new and innovative ideas before trying to build a plan around them. Keep the creative thinking process in mind and the need for using creative thinking tools next time you try and solve a problem.
5. Assess your results. If youve taken the right amount of time to create new and innovative ideas, this step should be easy.