Creative Problem Solving

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CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING Creative Problem Solving is a proven method for approaching a problem or a challenge in an imaginative and innovative way. It's a tool that helps people re-define the problems they face, come up with breakthrough ideas and then take action on these new ideas. Objective Finding - Identify Goal, Wish or Challenge This could be a wish or a goal. It might be the initial dissatisfaction or a desire that opens the door to using the CPS process. Fact Finding - Gather Data Assess and review all the data that pertains to the situation at hand. Who's involved, what's involved, when, where, and why it's important.. Problem Finding - Clarify the Problem In this step, explore the facts and data to find all the problems and challenges inherent in the situation, and all the opportunities they represent. Idea Finding - Generate Ideas Generating ideas is much more than brainstorming. During this step, be vigilant about deferring judgment and coming up with wild, outrageous, out-of-the-box ideas. Solution Finding Select and Strengthen Solutions First, try to strengthen and improve the best ideas generated. Next, generate the criteria that need to be considered to evaluate the ideas for success. Acceptance Finding Plan for Action In this step, look at who's responsible, what has to be done by when, and what resources are available in order to realize this idea as a full-fledged, activated solution. EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION Motivation is a crucial aspect
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