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If it wasn’t for the exam I wouldn’t have gone to such lengths to get a variety of authors and concepts in my head.
I did a couple of mock papers I realised I was only making the case in favour of creative problem solving and often from a positive environment, the reality is that an organisation that is closing in on itself with paranoia, the prospect of job loss, an inability to take radical action is common place. Even more so today as the entire paradigm has changed with global networking online there is a need for organisations to get themselves out of this kind of spiral.
All thanks to the B822 OU MBA Module ‘Creativity Innovation & Change’ that I am taking to complement the Masters in Open & Distance Education, which includes H807 ‘Innovations in e-learning’. My interest is to understand how ideas are implemented.
- What’s the problem?
- What’s your idea?
- How are you going to pull it off?
Nothing could be simpler. The ‘Buffalo System’ of creative problem solving adds a bit more, in business, not prone to responding intuitively to situations unless you’re the owner of the place, a good deal more ferreting around is required:
I might have typed it out like a Running Order for a TV show.
Here I was able to remind myself to ‘diverge’ and ‘converge’, to push people to expand their minds, to break away from initial concepts and ideas … and then to draw them back to some kind of focus.