Last Updated on 14 August 2019

Whenever we have a challenge – a client problem, trying to generate a new idea, developing strategy – we rely on the key steps below to solve our problem, creatively. We use this creative problem-solving process to create ideas that we hope become an innovation.

  1. Stay Informed -Stay Informed of your own business, of your customers, of your industry, of your competitors. [Articles about Staying Informed]
  2. Problem Recognition – Problem Recognition is critical. It is the ability to notice that change is about to take place. [Articles about Problem Recognition]
  3. Problem Identification – Once you realize you’ve got a problem the next step is to determine the cause of an issue. Identifying the root cause of a problem. [Articles about Problem Identification]
  4. Brainstorming – Idea generation. Thinking up new ideas. [Articles about Brainstorming]
  5. Decision Making – The process of reviewing all of the ideas generated and measuring them against the objectives of what you’re trying to solve. [Articles about Making Decisions]
  6. Plan Crafting – Writing your planned approach. This is the step where it all comes together. [Articles about Plan Crafting]
  7. Be The Champion – Ideas – especially new or those perceived as risky – need champions. Ambassadors to share the benefits of testing and implementing. [Articles about: Being The Champion]
  8. Implement – Implementation is where all the pre-work comes together and action is taken. [Articles about Implementation]
  9. Return to Stay Informed

Creative Problem Solving

Idea Sandbox Creative Problem Solving Process Diagram

We think you’ll find this process helpful for your organization as well.