101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques The Handbook of New Ideas for Business

ISBN-10: 1883629055

ISBN-13: 9781883629052

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: James M. Higgins

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New Management Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 241
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Prefacep. iv
Thanksp. v
Innovate or Evaporate
Creativity and Innovationp. 4
Creativity-the Springboard to Innovationp. 6
The Innovation Equationp. 7
Creativityp. 9
Occuring in an Innovative Organizational Contextp. 10
Within a Supportive Societal Environmentp. 12
Results in Innovationp. 12
Creativity, Innovation and Competitivenessp. 14
Referencesp. 19
The Creative Problem Solving Process
Creative Problem Solvingp. 23
Analyzing the Environmentp. 24
Recognizing a Problem or Opportunityp. 26
Identifying the Problem or Opportunityp. 27
Making Assumptionsp. 29
Generating Alternativesp. 30
Choosing Among Alternativesp. 32
Implementing the Solutionsp. 32
Controlling for Resultsp. 33
Two Kinds of Thinkingp. 33
Incorporating Creativity Into Problem Solvingp. 34
101 CPS Techniquesp. 38
Referencesp. 39
Creative Techniques for Analyzing the Environment, Recognizing & Identifying Problems, and Making Assumptions
Techniques for Analyzing the Environmentp. 42
Comparison Against Others: Listening to Employees and Customers Racing Against Phantom Competitorsp. 43
Hire Futurists and Other Consultantsp. 44
Monitor Weak Signalsp. 44
Opportunity Searchesp. 45
Techniques for Recognizing Problemsp. 45
Camelotp. 46
Checklistsp. 46
Inverse Brainstormingp. 48
Limericks and Parodiesp. 48
Listing Complaintsp. 48
Responding to Someone Elsep. 48
Role Playingp. 49
Suggestion Programsp. 49
Workouts and Other Group Approachesp. 50
Techniques for Identifying Problemsp. 50
Bounce it off Someone Elsep. 51
Consensus Buildingp. 51
Draw a Picture of the Problemp. 51
Experiencekitp. 52
Fishbone Diagramp. 52
King of the Mountainp. 56
Redefining Aproblem or Opportunityp. 56
Rewrite Objectives in Different Waysp. 57
Squeeze and Stretchp. 57
What Do You Know?p. 59
What Patterns Exist?p. 59
Why-Why Diagramp. 59
Techniques for Making Assumptionsp. 62
Assumption Reversalp. 62
Analyzing the Environment, Recognizing and Identifying the Problem, & Making Assumptionsp. 63
Referencesp. 65
Individual Techniques for Generating Alternatives
Individual Processes for Generating Creative Alternativesp. 69
Analogies and Metaphorsp. 69
Analysis of Past Solutions Learning From Failuresp. 72
Associationp. 73
Attribute Association Chainsp. 76
Attribute Listingp. 77
Back to the Customerp. 78
Back to the Sunp. 80
Circle of Opportunityp. 81
Computer Programsp. 81
Deadlinesp. 83
Direct Analogiesp. 83
Establish Idea Sourcesp. 87
Examine it with the Sensesp. 87
The FCB Gridp. 88
The Focused-Object Techniquep. 91
Fresh Eyep. 93
Googlestormingp. 93
Idea Bits and Rackingp. 93
Input-Outputp. 94
Mind Mappingp. 96
Musicp. 99
Name Possible Usesp. 99
The Napoleon Techniquep. 101
Organized Random Searchp. 101
Personal Analogiesp. 101
Picture Stimulationp. 103
Product Improvement Checklistp. 104
Relatednessp. 105
Relational Wordsp. 105
Reversal-Dereversalp. 106
Rolling in the Grass of Ideasp. 107
Scamperp. 108
7X7 Techniquep. 113
Sleeping/Dreaming Onitp. 115
Trizp. 116
The Two-Words Techniquep. 118
Visualizationp. 119
What if...?p. 121
Creativity and Innovation are not Easyp. 121
Two Final Notesp. 123
A Quick Guide to my Favorite Techniques for Generating Alternativesp. 124
Referencesp. 125
Group Techniques for Generating Alternatives
Advantages and Disadvantages of Group Decision Makingp. 131
Using Creativity Techniques with Small Groupsp. 132
Group Processes for Generating Creative Alternativesp. 134
Brainstormingp. 134
Japanese Creativity Techniquesp. 141
Brainwritingp. 142
Brainwriting Poolp. 143
Brainwriting 6-3-5p. 143
Crawford Slip Methodp. 144
Creative Imagingp. 147
Creative Leapsp. 148
Delphi Techniquep. 149
Excursion Techniquep. 150
Gallery Methodp. 153
Gordon/Little Techniquep. 153
Idea Boardp. 154
Idea Triggersp. 155
Innovation Committeep. 155
Intercompany Innovation Groupsp. 155
Lion's Denp. 156
Lotus Blossom Technique, or the My (Matsumura Yasuo) Methodp. 156
Mitsubishi Brainstorming Methodp. 159
Morphological Analysisp. 160
Nhk Methodp. 162
Nominal Group Techniquep. 163
Online Brainstorming/Virtual Teamsp. 167
Open Innovation: Open Source Innovationp. 168
Phillips 66 (Discussion 66)p. 170
Photo Excursionp. 171
Pin Card Techniquep. 171
Scenario Planningp. 172
Sil Methodp. 177
Storyboardingp. 177
Synecticsp. 195
Take Fivep. 196
Tkjmethodp. 197
Maximizing the Use of Group Techniquesp. 199
A Final Notep. 202
Referencesp. 202
Creative Techniques for Choosing Among the Alternatives, Implementation, and Control
Techniques for Choosing Among Alternativesp. 208
The Screening Matrix for Ideasp. 209
Dot Votingp. 212
Implementing Your Choicesp. 213
How-How Diagramp. 213
Be A Warrior When Selling Your Ideasp. 215
Force-Field Analysisp. 216
Additional Advice on Selling Your Ideas and Innovationsp. 218
Controlling for Performancep. 223
Referencesp. 223
Using the Techniques
Trusting Your Intuitionp. 226
A Quick Guide to the Processesp. 227
Indexp. 233
About the Authorp. 240
Book Order formp. 241
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