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2. Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively (Chapter 3)
You are working in a lower-level managerial position in a Boise firm. Your boss stops by to visit you one day and says “I have got this problem with my boss. She is new to the firm and seems to be taking pleasure in turning everything upside down. She has instituted new reporting procedures, new meeting schedules, new budgeting process, new everything! Now, I have been here for 15 years, and the old system makes sense to me. I have tried to be diplomatic by holding my peace, but I do not see any reason to change. If you ask me, I think she is one of those libbers, out to show her power.” What will you do? How will you do it? Why?
Aspects that should be addressed / included in your answer:
Identification of possible blocks to creativity, identification of a creative analogy, bringing back analogy to provide a creative solution or a new viewpoint.
THE FOUR TYPES OF CONCEPTUAL BLOCKS
Multiple Approaches to Creativity