101 Activities For Teaching Creativity And Problem Solving

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  • Will this exercise be helpful in the future for other sessions?

  • What did you learn?

  • What will we be able to use from this exercise?

  • What ideas were generated, and which ones were most interesting?

Another approach also might help avoid the limits imposed by problem labels.

  1. Suggest that groups restate their challenges in a humorous way. For instance, they
    might restate the employee motivation problem as “how to light a fire under their
    tails?” or “how to squeeze blood out of a stone?”

  2. Have them use these perspectives to stimulate ideas. For instance, the concept of
    lighting a fire might suggest an employee camping trip or a weekend retreat to
    discuss ways to improve productivity.

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