Developing Creative Thinking Skills: Guidelines and Examples

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    Unleash Creativity: Guidelines & Examples for Creative Thinking

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    What is Creative Thinking?

    “Creativity simply means being able to come up with something new. Therefore, creative thinking is the ability to consider something – a conflict between employees, a data set, a group project – in a new way.” Alison Doyle in this article:

    Benefits and Examples of Creative Thinking

    There are numerous examples of creative thinking in our lives, but we usually don’t think of them as such, for example, when you discover a more efficient way of getting something done. In that situation, you were using your creative thinking skill to be creative. Here are articles about other examples, as well as about the benefits of creative thinking of which there are many.

    Developing Your Creative Thinking Skills

    As with any skill, it takes practice. First, you get new information about how something could be done and then you practice applying that information.

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