Your first idea is almost never your best idea.
The secret to creativity is to first come up with lots ideas before narrowing down to a first idea to try.
But too many brainstorming sessions get dominated by early ideas and loud voices. Toward the end, brainstorming can feel like a chore with each idea you think of looking too much like earlier ones. To get past that feeling, catalyze your thinking using SCAMPER, a set of seven powerful, proven idea generators.
This creativity workshop has helped individuals and teams develop ideas in record time, building enthusiasm and camaraderie. Empower your creative team.
What will you learn?
Ideas are the building blocks of innovation. This workshop is fast-paced and teaches individual and team idea generation and selection.
The key to generating your best ideas is to break the process into two steps. First there is divergence – coming up with a large number of ideas. Following that is convergence – narrowing those ideas down to something workable to try.
This process works at every step of innovation, from identifying your mission all the way down to deciding what to do to make that vision a reality.
Many find the task of gathering ideas for the divergence stage daunting. How am I supposed to introduce new ideas when everything has already been done? Too many brainstorming sessions get dominated by early ideas and loud voices. Toward the end, brainstorming can feel like a chore with each idea you think of looking too much like earlier ones.
To get past that feeling, catalyze your thinking using SCAMPER, a set of seven powerful, proven idea generators.
Individuals and teams have been using SCAMPER to produce an abundance of ideas, both in quantity and variety, since the 1950s.
Who is this for?
New technologies and competitive markets mean that no company can afford to sit still – it must always be looking for new offerings and new processes. Rarely does the first idea lead to the desired result. It takes constant experimentation and prototyping, along with feedback from customers. Each iteration calls for another slew of ideas. This makes creativity, the ability to generate ideas, vital to all businesses and a desirable skill on any resume.
what’s the end result?
Every participant will leave with the skills to produce novel ideas on demand and to lead teams brainstorming that produces actionable ideas.