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Idea Generation Techniques

Idea Generation Techniques

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Published by Aijaz Asghar Arain
Do you ever think we all born in same. GOD give us same mind but some of us rule on the world by their ideas. How obhama become the world ruler, how lincon change there life. How people get success in their life come with me and try to search of these questions .
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Do you ever think we all born in same. GOD give us same mind but some of us rule on the world by their ideas. How obhama become the world ruler, how lincon change there life. How people get success in their life come with me and try to search of these questions .
Please send you feedback here
Eng.aijaz@gmail.com
Network Administrator
Hyderabad-Pakistan
0313-2787345

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Published by: Aijaz Asghar Arain on Feb 19, 2009
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05/10/2014

 
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Solve
It!
 
 © 2006 Aijaz Arain .Weeks.
Idea Generation
GENERATE
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How to Find Fresher more novel
ideas 
"if you always do whatyou've always done you'llalways get what you've
always got"
 
 
 
Changing things
Y
ou have been called to a meeting to look for ideas to improve
teamwork. There are six of you and the manager, Jane, stands withpen near the flipchart. "OK, let's have an idea then".
"We need to do each others jobs" says Laura. "Good idea" says
Jane as she scrawls it up."Fill in team member profiles", says David. "That means extra workfor me", says Jane as she hesitates, but still writes it up.
"How about bowling", throws in Jo. "I've got a bad back "pipes up
Matthew. "OK let's skip that one" says Jane."I'd like to bring in my cat
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she could be our team cat" adds Jo.
Everyone laughs and Jo blushes.
Stuartsits quietly. Last time he came up with ideas they got lostsomehow.So the meeting goes on. Does it produce anything that we haven't
heard before? The idea generating element is interspersed with
evaluation
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some obvious, some more subtle. The manager acts asa bottle neck filtering and slowing the flow of ideas. Some team
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members hardly contribute while others like to take over.
 
Think in terms of what you
want not what you don'twant
 
Better BrainstormingJ
ane wants to make her idea meetings more effective. She starts
by asking everyone to write down the answers to a question she has
prepared on a flip.
Imagine you were part of a fantastic team, where everyone reallypulled together. What do you think would be the major driversbehind this team? Write down up to 6 top level ones. Then rankthem
Jane goes around the group collecting the drivers on a flip
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thingslike team spirit, internal communication and development. They chatbriefly to confirm that they know what the headings mean and
decide on the overall ranking.Then Jane writes the first driver as a heading on a sheet of flip. Shegets another coloured pen and getsStuart up. "OK", she says to thegroup, "we want to be this fantastic team". We going to start with
this key factor. In the next four minutes I want you to give me
andStuart 50 ideas". Let's go for it".
 
Mexican BrainWave
O
ur brains consume 20 percent of our body's energy. How do we
get that energy? It comes through a highly oxygenated blood supply.
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Standing Up gets more
oxygen to the brain
 
Now, most idea generation is conducted sitting around a table. Ourblood tends to pool in the bottom half of our bodies away from thebrain. Simply by standing up, 15% more blood circulates through the
brain (Sousa,1998, p. 22). More blood in the brain means more
oxygen. More oxygen in the brain means more brain power. Getting
physical simply creates more ideas.
 
Thinking Negatively comes
natural
 
Reverse BrainstormW
e are all experts in thinking negatively. In 1982 Jack Canfield, anexpert on self esteem reported the results of a study in which 100
children assigned to a researcher for 1 day. In terms of commentsmade during the day: 460 were negative comments and only 75
were positive comments.
Over several years we become expert negative thinkers and find it
much easier to find faults with something than positive things. We
can put this skill to good use by reverse brainstorming.
Start in a new placeW
hen we think, brain cells (neurons) communicate usingelectrochemistry. They literally fire along neural pathways. If you
were miniaturised and injected into a brain you would see a
wonderful firework display as millions of neuron networks
communicated. Donald Olding Hebb (1904
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1985) was, during his
lifetime, an extraordinarily influential figure in psychology. Hebbshowed that
When neurons fire together they wire together.
What Hebb meant was that we form valleys of thought that get
deeper. The same stimulus, creates a deeper and deeper thought
valley. In practise that means when we have a particular challengethat is similar to past ones, we follow the same neural pathway. Sowe try to solve it in the same way. But that leads us to the same oldsolutions. How can we break out of the trap?
Spotting a sequence is
great until you need to be
creative
Create New Patterns
Think of a number between 1 and 9Multiply it by 9
Add the digits of the resulting
number
Take away 5
Convert the number to a letter, A=1,
B=2 etc
Think of a Country starting with thatletterTake thesecond letter in thatcountry's nameThink of an animal which begins
with that letter
Think of the colour for that animal
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