Setting: Flipchart and markers
Types of participants: any
Time needed: 3 min.
Ideal conditions: Any workshop where creativity is needed to solve a problem.
Pre-Work Required: none
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Any
Facilitator personality fit: Any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): No specific skills required
1. Today we will do a little exercise that will help us enhance our potential for generating creative ideas rather than getting stuck in familiar ways of thinking.
1. Draw 3 boxes on the board.
2. You can draw several (I don't know how many) square boxes that are divided into 4 shapes that are the same shape and the same size. Show some examples from the download file for this method.
3. Please draw squares on your sheet of paper and generate as many alternatives a possible.
4. After about 5 minutes stop the group and lead the following conversation.
a. Who thinks they have the most? Show them to the rest of the group.
b. Does anyone have more?
c. What makes it so difficult to come with many examples?
d. What is it that stops people from being creative?
e. What is the block to creativity in groups?
f. What are some ways a facilitator can deal with these blocks?
1. We now want to go into the next step.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: This is some fun and people are pretty positive at the end.
Potential pitfalls: This is not a creativity workshop; it is a way of getting people's thinking loose.
How success is evaluated: Some creative solutions are found.
Derived from: unknown
History of Development: unknown