Creativity techniques are applied in the brainstorming phase of a creativity or ideation process.
Although there are several principles on which the creativity techniques are based, they all share the same goal: Firstly, they should support the generation of ideas and secondly, help to provide as new ideas many as possible in order to find at least one possible solution to the current challenges.
"The best way to get good ideas is to develop as many ideas as possible"
Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Chemistry)
Creative techniques are free and there are around 250 to choose from.
Important reflective questions
How many creative techniques does your team know?
How many of the mentioned techniques do you regularly use?
Here you will find an over view of common creative techniques: