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3.4 Creative Thinking

Generating innovative and creative solutions.

  • 3.4.1 Employing unique analyses
    • Learn and use facilitation tools and methods that encourage creative and innovative thinking by individuals and groups.
    • Use original analyses and generate new, innovative ideas in complex areas.
    • Develop innovative methods of obtaining or using resources when insufficient resources are available.
  • 3.4.2 Generating innovative solutions
    • Consider past successful approaches while also being open to fundamentally new ones.
    • Integrate seemingly unrelated information to develop creative processes or solutions.
    • Reframe problems in a different light to find fresh approaches.
    • Entertain wide-ranging possibilities and perspectives to develop new solutions.
    • Find new ways to add value to the efforts of a team and organization.
  • 3.4.3 Seeing the big picture
    • Understand the pieces of a system as a whole and appreciate the consequences of actions on other parts of the system.
    • Monitor patterns and trends to see a bigger picture.
    • Modify or design systems to improve performance.
    • Demonstrate an ability to create a vision.