How can you make innovation a habit?Fight the urge to act upon the first or most familiar solution to a problem. Create learning opportunities and invite uncomfortable conversations that may result in new ideas and learning.
SCIENCE SAYS: Creativity can be learned. First, look closely to define the problem. Then, step back to gain perspective. Finally, Zoom Deep and Wide to generate many solutions. This fosters possibility thinking and strengthens brain networks responsible for decision-making and problem-solving.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Listen to your curiosity.
- Keep an open mind to new information, rather than dismissing it at a glance.
- Document information for later review, highlight key ideas and stay organized.
- Take cues from feelings of inspiration: When the moment strikes, stop other work and focus on gathering your flow of ideas.