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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 17

Competitive ideas

What the tool is

Whilst often it is said that the creative juices flow best when you are relaxed, there are times when a spirit of competition can inspire the creative mind. Competitive ideas introduces a competitive edge to problem solving.

When to use it

  • Best used with groups of people who are naturally competitive.

What you will need

  • Paper and pens or flipcharts and markers.
  • (Optionally) a prize for the winning team.

How to use it

  1. Present a business problem to a large group and then break the group into smaller groups.
  2. Tell them that they have a set time (as appropriate) to create the best solution(s) ...

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