Cognitive Diversity – Antidote To Group Think

An effective brainstorming team has what Harvard Business Review calls “cognitive diversity,” which they define as “differences in perspective or information processing styles.” This diversity in thinking, more than gender, ethnicity and age diversity, was found to contribute to better problem solving in teams. The unsurprising conclusion is that more heads are better than one…

Principles and SCAMPER: Modify

Why do I want to fit Principles into SCAMPER approaches? In a recent post (check it here first) I explore how SCAMPER can embrace the 40 Principles of Inventive Problem Solving. The goal is to wrap the complexity of the Principles in the approachability of SCAMPER. Modify defined in Applied Imagination Under the category of…

Principles and SCAMPER: Adapt

Why do I want to fit Principles into SCAMPER approaches? In a recent post (check it here first) I explore how SCAMPER can embrace the 40 Principles of Inventive Problem Solving. The goal is to wrap the complexity of the Principles in the approachability of SCAMPER. Adapt defined in Applied Imagination Under the category of…

Principles and SCAMPER: Combine

Why do I want to fit Principles into SCAMPER approaches? In a recent post (check it here first) I explore how SCAMPER can embrace the 40 Principles of Inventive Problem Solving. The goal is to wrap the complexity of the Principles in the approachability of SCAMPER. Combine defined in Applied Imagination Under the category of…