What is creative thinking ?

Creative thinking is the inducing of new ideas, concepts, approaches, and associations between existing ideas and concepts.

It is a flexible approach to problem solving by questioning the standard approaches and inspiring new ideas and transformations that are suitable to the situation.

Creative thinking might involve merging, changing, and reapplying existing concepts or ideas and Business Analysts can be successful in promoting creative thinking in others by recognizing and suggesting alternatives, and by asking the right questions and challenging assumptions.

How do you effectively induce creative thinking ?

You can successfully induce creative thinking by doing the following :

  1. Inspiring and productively considering new ideas.
  2. Investigating concepts.
  3. Exploring alterations to existing theories and ideas.
  4. Generating creativity for yourself and others.
  5. Applying new ideas to solve existing problems.