More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change.
So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily base, but this is mostly routine, it´s like a form of vegetative state. Change causes different needs and different needs urges people to modify their behavior.
Over years I have collected several “Creativity Techniques” to support Cooperation between people – not only in times of Change. It is always better to be prepared than surprised…
What are Creativity Techniques?
Creativity techniques are heuristic methods to facilitate creativity in a person or a group of people. They are most often used in creative problem solving.
Generally, most creativity techniques use associations between the goal (or the problem), the current state (which may be an imperfect solution to the problem), and some stimulus (possibly selected randomly). There is an analogy between many creativity techniques and methods of evolutionary computation.
In problem-solving contexts, the random word creativity technique is perhaps the simplest such method. A person confronted with a problem is presented with a randomly generated word, in the hopes of a solution arising from any associations between the word and the problem. A random image, sound, or article can be used instead of a random word as a kind of creativity goad or provocation.
The 7 Step Model
The 7 Step Model is basically a variation of the well known PDCA (Plan Do Check Act). This is a result of additional steps in the “Plan” phase.
- The problem is that you must take a risk and convert your cash money in property of some production factors if you like look for something to make plusvalues for your own.
- Currently when you by an object in order to purchase a plusvalues the biggest problem is that you must put in your cash and keep a risk. This cash cannot serve your savings needs. This cash cannot serve your consumation needs.
But if you want to make plusvalues can you do it in a cash phasis (cashkeeping) and risk free?
- Identify and verify the root causes Construct a cause & effect diagram, review and identify the root cause.
- Yes, you can, but we must enlarge the Classical Economy. Here we will see the concep of a new action over the money, it means _to datevalue it, like if you spend it, like if you save it or like if you invest it.
And as this datevaluation action produces plusvalues, the process is the first substitute of the investment. It must be one solution to the John-Maynard Keynes question to resolve crisis’s causes. Develop a solution and action plan Generate potential solutions, rank these and then generate the tasks to deliver the solution.Construct a details plan
Implement the solution Communicate the plan and review the plan regularly amongst all concerned.
Review and Evaluate Use the performance measures identified in step 2 to review and evaluate the results of the change
Reflect and act on what you have learnt Assess the problem solving process to obtain lessons learnt. Continue the improvement process where needed.