Flip the Script: Finding Innovation Through the "Worst Possible Idea" Technique
In our pursuit of innovative solutions, we often get caught up in conventional thinking. To break free from these constraints, try the "worst possible idea" technique.
Worst Possible Idea (10 minutes):
Ask your team to spend 10 minutes generating the worst possible solutions to the problem you're trying to solve.
Encourage wild and crazy ideas, no matter how ridiculous they may seem.
Solution Brainstorming (10 minutes):
After exploring the worst ideas, your team's minds will be open to more creative possibilities.
Spend another 10 minutes brainstorming as many potential solutions as possible, using words or sketches.
This technique helps us break free from conventional thinking and explore unconventional solutions that might lead to breakthroughs.
Remember: Innovation thrives on embracing the unexpected. So, next time you're stuck, try the "worst possible idea" technique to unlock your team's creative potential.
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