Creative problem solving techniques includes methods designed to shift a person’s mental state into one that fosters creativity.
There are also techniques that look for solutions to problems by reframing the problem.
A newspaper and a roll of tape is all the team will receive to complete this exercise. Cane Tower - Your team are lost in a bamboo forest, the only real hope is to catch the attention of people in the nearest village before nightfall.
To be seen from the village, articles of clothing must be hoisted to exactly 6 metres on two separate structures. Spiders Web - The aim of the challenge is for the whole team to travel through the web.
Both versions of the activity start with the staff manager posting a series of sequential pictures at the front of the room.
Four or five pictures will do, and they need to be large enough so that the whole group can see them.
All Adrift - Whilst on a sailing holiday, an accident causes the boat to set on fire, with just enough time to grab a few items at hand – the team have to decide which items are top priority.
Working together, the team have to use their decision making skills to prioritize the ten items listed...
A further problem solving technique often employed is that of changing perspective to induce a novel solution to the problem.
Problem solving skills are essential for individual and corporate success.