Friday, December 18, 2020

Book “Problem-Solving Master - Frame Problems Systematically and Solve Problems Creatively“ Insight: Ingenuity & Creative Problem-Solving

Out-of-the-Box” problem-solving is about continuing to break down the old box or known method, and shape the new box thinking to discover alternatives and solve complex problems via creativity and collaboration.

The purpose of Problem-Solving Master - Frame Problems Systematically and Solve Problems Creativelyis to throw some light on how to understand, frame, and solve today’s multilayer, interdependent, and over-complex business problems effortlessly. Digital leaders and professionals should self-aware of their role in problems, show professional maturity, and develop a good reputation as the problem-solver.

     Ingenuity & Creative Problem-Solving

Ingenuity Generally speaking, creativity is an innate process to create novel ideas; ingenuity is the ability to solve difficult problems, often in the original and creative way. It is the qualification to be creative, insightful and inventive. Some say ingenuity is the distant cousin of creativity, ingenuity often demands creativity as a mixed ingredient for puzzle-solving or invention. Ingenuity is increasingly important because the business world becomes overly complex and hyper-connected, so which questions to ask for assessing a person’s ingenuity?

Unconventional Problem-Solving Every mind has a certain box, some smaller, some bigger. the commonality is that "the box" tends to be what people with certain experience in the topic can identify as being "commonly known." It can also mean "solutions/answers" they have heard before. It is usually about how to fix problems in conventional ways. On the opposite, Out-of-the-Box” problem-solving is about continuing to break down the old box or known method, and shape the new box thinking to discover alternatives and solve complex problems via creativity and collaboration.

Intertwined Creativity is about connecting the dots. Creativity is a specific way one or some human brains process information that results in unusual combinations of ideas, insights, metaphors, applications, procedures, experience, and sometimes 'things.' Creativity is a multidimensional thought process, higher level thinking capability, and often multidisciplinary association. Here are three intertwined words to spark creativity -the innate ability to create novel ideas, and drive innovations -to transform ideas and achieve its business value.

Innovativeness? Innovation is the light every forward-looking organization is pursuing; however, a business’s innovation capability depends on its people, the team of talent who can transform novel ideas to achieve its commercial value. How should organizations train their staff to become more creative? And can employees learn to be innovative?

Intrapreneurship? Creativity is expressive, productive, inventive, innovative and emergent. The innovators are simply those who can see what's around, and easily and effortlessly discover a better way to do things. Every one of us has creative strength. Some have strength in “thinking” - generating ideas and options, reframing issues or queries in understanding things via different way; other people excel at “seeing,” or observing - spotting interesting challenges and opportunities, trend surfing or noticing the significant details that others do not; and some others are good at “acting,’ they take thoughts and notions and figure out a place, manage logistic to make the idea a reality. So how to build a highly innovative team or organization, and take a structural approach for applying creativity in problem-solving?

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