Seeing The Point is an excellent creative thinking activity and introduction to training in creative thinking, creative problem-solving and innovation skills and an interesting and engaging way of introducing the concept of ‘alignment’ and synergy', the solution to the puzzle is a visual representation of ‘doing more with less’ .
It is a challenging way of encouraging learners to look at things in a different way: seeing beyond the obvious problem and the solutions they expect to work.
This is an ideal activity to ‘pair’ with the RSVP Design ‘Challenging Assumptions’ puzzle as a way of reinforcing learning or offering an alternative challenge to a group that achieve a solution quickly.
The activity can also be used to highlight the value of seeing things from new perspectives (to create a metaphor of the positive aspects of diversity - when all colours are mixed together they can create more than when the colours are separated!)
• Developing creativity and innovation skills
• To explore thinking skills that enable learners to break old patterns and establish new ones
• To experience the differences between incremental, sequential problem solving, and ‘breakthrough thinking’ approaches
• To explore the nature of ‘limiting beliefs’ and their potential to reduce the effectiveness of creative and innovative thinking processes
• A practical demonstration and explanation ‘synergy’ - doing more with less
• Change management by thinking 'outside the box'
4 x 7-piece puzzles (1 x Red, 1 x Green, 1 x Blue, 1 x Black), Facilitator guidelines
Package Weight: 0.7kg
Seeing the Point is an activity created by US team building expert and author Dr. Jim Cain. It is an excellent 10 to 15 minute activity for use in team building, innovative thinking, or indeed in large group conference situations. It brings to life a common issue facing many teams: ‘I’m repeatedly being asked to do more with less, and it can’t be done!’.
In this puzzle each individual or small team has 7 pieces and is simply asked to create a number of shapes using the components supplied. Getting that last shape is where the real creative thought is required - getting resources aligned and making more of what is available than first appears!
As four sets of materials are supplied, the activity can progress from four groups working independently, to four groups working together. When done this way the single larger group working together achieves more than the four groups can do independently.