This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Thursday, May 08, 2003
Ideas, Ideas, Ideas -- Well, maybe not ideas, but a considerably comprehensive taxonomy of over 100 processes designed to develop ideas, complied by consultancy Martin Leith, Ltd. These are broken down into an interesting set of categories, based on three "worldviews"
Worldview 1: The world is a machine...
Inventory making, Combining, Deconstructing, Building, Springboards, Ideas across frontiers, Constraint removal, Laddering, Anchoring and spatial marking, Working backwards
Worldview 2: The world is an ecosystem...
Conversational, Collaborative, Break the rules
Worldview 3: The world is a field of energy and consciousness...
Minimalist intervention, Experiential, Shamanic
The resulting list of processes and approaches is quite impressive, ranging from Roger von Oech's Creative Whacks (Machine/Springboard/Connection Making) to Triz (Machine/Springboard/Pattern Making) to Appreciative Inquiry (Ecosystem/Collaborative) to Zen Koans (Energy-Consiousness/Experiential).
If you're looking to get unstuck from your assumptions and perceptions, this list should be able to aim you at an applicable approach. (Tip o' the hat to Renee Hopkins' Ideaflow (newly added to my blogroll) for this link.)
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