The use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
What this skill covers
- Imagining and generating ideas
- Using creativity and developing ideas
- Innovating effectively
- Supporting others to innovate
What is this skill about?
Creativity is the complement to Problem Solving, and is about generating innovations or ideas which can then be honed through the problem-solving process.
The first few steps focus on your confidence in imagining different situations and sharing your ideas.
The focus is then on generating ideas – using a clear brief, making improvements to something that already exists and combining concepts.
It then focuses on applying creativity in the context of your work and your wider life. You can build off this to develop ideas using tools like mind mapping, questioning, and considering different perspectives.
The final steps focus on building effective innovation in group settings and by seeking out varied experiences and stimuli. Finally, it is about supporting others to innovate, by sharing tools, identifying the right tools for the situation and through coaching.
There are 16 steps in this skill
You can jump straight to a step by selecting it below.
Imagining different situations
Imagining different situations and saying what you imagine
Imagining different situations and bringing them to life in different ways
Generating ideas when you've been given a clear brief
Generating ideas to improve something
Generating ideas by combining different concepts
Using creativity in the context of work
Using creativity in the context of your wider life
Developing ideas by using mind mapping
Developing ideas by asking yourself questions
Developing ideas by considering different perspectives
Innovating effectively when working in a group
Innovating effectively by seeking out varied experiences and stimuli
Supporting others to innovate by sharing a range of tools
Supporting others to innovate by evaluating the right creative tools for different situations
Supporting others to innovate by coaching them to be more creative
Each step in this skill requires you to work through 3 stages.
Read, watch and listen to the content.
Show that you've understood the content by completing activities.
Reflect and discuss what you've learned.
Learn your own way
You don't need to learn the skill steps in order.
You can move back and forward between steps at anytime - you can even revisit them at a later date!
Don't want to do an exercise just yet? No problem - come back to it again later.