Please read my latest article on Huffington Post:
From deciding what to eat for breakfast to handling a complex dilemma at the office, there is always more than one solution to any problem
The paths linking a problem to any number of resolutions can become twisted with doubt, uncertainty, or fear. Choosing one solution means giving up other opportunities. How do we select the best course of action?
Divergent thinking is a style of thinking that allows many new ideas to be generated. It offers personal space and an outlet for creativity, making room tothink up as many uses as possible for a given topic or solutions to a problem. Or better, discovering solutions that provide unexpected gains, or minimize compromise.
“Creative breakthroughs are often reported to emerge spontaneously, when the mind is distracted and not focusing on the problem at hand,” says cognitive psychologist Mark A. Smith, Ph.D.
How can we get started with divergent thinking and produce multiple creative solutions to problems in a short time? The answer is as simple as breathing.