If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail
This aphorism reminds us that the obvious solution is not always the best and invites us to consider many possible solutions to each challenge.
The 40 Inventive Principles of Problem Solving are handy tools to encourage innovative and creative thinking from many perspectives. This can free the problem solver charged with developing an innovative solution from blank slate paralysis and also facilitate group creativity by using shared cues for inspiration.
The 40 Principles are informed by TRIZ, a proven set of innovation tools.