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For those of you who aren’t ready for an Idea Management tool check out this list… of tried and true idea generation techniques. These techniques can help stimulate creative thinking or inspire you. Did we miss any? What works for you?
Shout out to Mckenzie Cerri for contributing to this list!
2. Expose yourself to new experiences
3. Meet new people – networking with people inside and outside of your industry
4. Welcome all ideas; even bad ones
5. Challenge established ideas
6. Re-word the problem
7. Get someone else’s perspective
8. Try working from a new location
9. Go for a long walk, take a bath, go on holiday, sleep on it etc.
10. Alter your routine
11. Carry a notepad and pen
12. Carry a smart phone
13. Follow industry experts on blogs and twitter
14. Revisit rejected ideas
15. Have a genuine interest in the area you are focusing on
16. Listen to different types of music – creating different moods and states
18. Draw pictures instead of writing words
19. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes and thinking space
20. RoleStorming… (No I didn’t just make that up)
21. Alcohol is idea lubricant!
22. Hang out with people who are passionate about what they do
23. Ask a child
24. Buy a magic whiteboard
25. Use idea generation software (shameless plug!)
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