Schoonmaker, Amanda L. (1989, ASQC) Schoonmaker Enterprises, Chesterfield, MO
Nobody likes problems. The natural tendency in problem-solving is to pick the first solution that comes to mind and go with it. But if you do that you may either run off a cliff or into a worse problem when you started with it. A better strategy would be to make your decision based on many ideas to choose from. Creative Block-Busing is concerned with the cultivation of idea-having and problem-solving abilities. The ability to conceptualize freely is especially important. The emphasis is on creativity, since a good conceptualizer must be a creative conceptualizer.
The objectives of this paper are to:1. Raise awareness of the obstacles/blocks/mental locks which prevent one from being more creative, and2. Look at ways to increase creative behavior.
Six conceptual blocks to creativity will be discussed. They are categorized as follows:
Human resources (HR)