Creative thinking

Creative thinking

Walt Disney was the undisputed leader in creative thinking. Above 50 years after his death, he is almost an animation legend, and we can learn a lot from him!

One man- different looks.

Observing its mode of operation, it could be noticed, that he played in 3 role:

Dreamer. Kiedy był w dobrym humorze, he had wonderful plans, he imagined incredible things, he proposed unconventional themes of fairy tales. Nothing stood in the way, there were no limits or boundaries for him. Everything was possible.

Realisty. Another time, he would come and choose what was key from his ideas and transform it into a specific product.

Krytyka. Apparently, this is the most difficult role for subordinates to endure. When he became a critic, he questioned everything he had proposed earlier. He looked for a hole in the whole and every part of the plan was a problem.

Be like Disney

How can we apply this strategy in planning the team's endeavors?? Take the team's advice and divide into groups of dreamers, realists and critics. Let us take an example.

We come up with a fundraiser for a team of junior scouts about knots

The dreamers are the first to start work. Their task is to come up with the most creative activities you can come up with. remember- there are no restrictions, even the most improbable ideas can be written on a piece of paper! The group proposes:

  • a room filled with various knots that you will have to name and learn to tie
  • Rock climbing with the learning of knots
  • knot tying competition under water
  • creating a three-dimensional "sculpture" of a scout using ropes and knots

When creativity runs out, ideas are passed on to REALISTS. Their job is to bring the proposal down to earth, selecting those that will be certainly feasible. Then they try to answer the questions “How much will it cost?"" Where will we get the money from? ", “How many ropes do we need?"" How long will it take us "? “What we need to achieve?”“ Will specialists be needed?, where will we get them and how much may their service cost?”“ How many people will be needed for the guardianship? Etc..

When all the questions are answered, the CRITICS start the work. They are supposed to cling to everything:

  • What could go wrong?
  • Is it really safe?
  • What will fail?
  • What if we don't get the money?
  • And if the ropes are not enough?
  • What if someone from the staff gets sick?

Then everyone gathers in one group and discusses the conclusions. They propose new solutions, other ways out of difficult situations and evaluate the idea. When we feel unsatisfied with the end result, we repeat all the previous steps until we are satisfied!