A “force field analysis” is a little-known but powerful creative problem-solving technique that can help you to deconstruct your current challenge into its strengths and weaknesses in – and to focus on those that will help you ensure a successful outcome.
How to create a “board of directors” to help you solve problems and generate creative solutions
When it comes to thinking creatively, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Our ideas tend to fall into the same predictable categories, despite our efforts to the contrary. How can you jump-start your thinking in some new, creative directions? One way is to form your own personal “board of directors.”
Mind map analysis: A practical problem solving process
My latest mind map analysis focuses on a simple, common-sense process to creative problem solving. I’ll show you an excellent template that you can adapt to your needs, and I’ll explain how to do so.
How to brainstorm using a Lotus Blossom map
A Lotus Blossom map can help us to brainstorm and think about a broad collection of ideas and potential solutions to our challenges. Here’s how to use this ideation technique.
An exclusive book excerpt for Mind Mapping Insider members
Chris Griffiths, the CEO of ThinkBuzan, has written a new book called GRASP the Solution: How to Find the Best Answers to Everyday Challenges that provides a practical framework for increasing your creative output and tackling the challenges you face. It will be officially published on October 19th, but ThinkBuzan has agreed to provide Mind Mapping Insiders with an exclusive preview of the preface and first chapter of this valuable new book.
How mind mapping supports 3 types of creative thinking
Mind mapping enhances three types of thinking that are critical to the creative process, according to ThinkBuzan CEO Chris Griffiths in his new book.
Generate more profitable ideas with the world’s largest SCAMPER mind map
One of the world’s most popular brainstorming techniques is SCAMPER. I have assembled the world’s largest SCAMPER mind map to help you with your next creative challenge.
Why be creative in your work?
Why be creative in your work? The benefits, outlined in a mind map, may surprise you.
How to use mind maps to “zoom in” and solve your creative challenges
To be creative, we must get good at deconstructing challenges and situations into their elements. Fortunately, mind mapping is up to the task.