Solving Problems with the Creative Process

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Solving Problems with the Creative Process
Throughout the times of our lives we are all subjected to problems or issues that we must deal with. Some are things that occur to us that we need to fix, while others occur around us that we wonder how the outcome could be different. The key to handling problems and issues is how and in what way we handle them. Being a critical and creative thinker, while implementing the steps of the creative process, can make a world of difference in the outcome of what we are handling or a change in the way that others look at the problem or issue in the future. Not only making things different for ourselves but also changing things for others around the country or even across the world.
There are four stages to the creative process: searching for challenges, expressing the particular problem or issue, investigating it, and producing a range of ideas. In the first stage you are meeting challenges in an imaginative, original, and effective way. While searching for challenges you need to ensure that you are not looking at one specific time, but that you are constantly on the lookout for challenges. It’s importance is reflected in the fact that you can be creative only in response to the challenges that you perceive (Ruggiero, 2009.) There are six techniques that can be helpful to you in this stage: be observant, look for imperfections in things, note your own and other dissatisfactions, search for causes, be sensitive to implications, and recognize the opportunity in controversy. With Stage two, you want to take the challenge in front of you and find the best possible expression, the one that will yield the most helpful…...

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