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Posted 5/21/2018 by New & Improved, LLC

It can be challenging to remember exactly how to best apply newly acquired, or infrequently used creativity tools. That's why we've designed a convenient set of "how-to" cards. Use them to strengthen your efficiency and effectiveness with a variety of creativity and critical thinking methods.

These tool cards provide you with a robust selection of divergent and convergent techniques that will support you through the entire Creative Problem Solving process.


POINt is one of the many techniques available in your new & improved toolbox. Use this when you want to select and strengthen solutions. Here are step-by-step instructions for using this tool and access to a soft copy of the tool card.




       

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Bashing new ideas is NOT the best way to promote innovative solutions.  Use Praise First!

When to POINt:
To evaluate an idea fairly and deliberately
To create a rationale for a solution
To improve, strengthen and/or build better ideas
To balance our gator brain instinct to kill newness


How to POINt

Review each idea by deliberately looking for the:

Pluses 
what's good about the idea now?

Opportunities what are the good things that might result if each idea is implemented? Begin your thought with "It might..."

Issues no idea is perfect, so look for areas for improvement, concern or problems. Phrase these as questions: "How to..."  "How might..." or "In what ways might..."  List any key concerns.

New thinking use divergent thinking to generate solutions to overcome the most critical issues.

No time for full POINt?
Well make time to share a PINt with friends. No time for PINt? Well, there's always room for PI.  Just remember to search for the value in all new ideas!

 

Want to learn about all of the available tools or to purchase a full deck of tool cards? They're great for planning any kind of problem solving meeting.

Contact us.







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