Are you ever stuck for ideas? Is innovation important you and your organisation? This short article by Simon Martin on the Business 2 Community website offers some excellent techniques to unleash the great ideas you already have.
This article starts with an excellent example of Archimedes solving a problem asked by his king to determine if the royal crown was pure gold. There are also good examples using Steve Jobs and Ingvar Kamprad. The article then offers five methods we can all use to generate new ideas and solve problems. These methods include the brainstorm, the mind map, the forced relationship, the scamper method and the reversed thought.
These methods are adaptable for use by yourself, in pairs or in teams. You can read the article here.