Appendix ATools and Techniques for Enhancing Creativity

TALENT MANAGERS CAN PROVIDE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCING CREATIVITY. Due to space limitations here, we provide references to delve more deeply into the tools and techniques presented.

1. Torrance, building upon Guilford’s work, suggested the following activities:

“Unusual uses” task. Participants are asked to generate unusual uses of an object such as a brick, tin can, or book. Company-related objects such as a pharmaceutical product, an engineering technology artifact, a blue print, and so on may be used;

Impossibilities task. Participants are asked to list as many impossibilities or improbable situations as they can.

Consequences task. Participants are asked to predict possible ...

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