“WE ARE AT A CRITICAL POINT WHERE RAPID CHANGE IS FORCING US TO LOOK NOT JUST TO NEW WAYS OF SOLVING PROBLEMS BUT TO NEW PROBLEMS TO SOLVE.” -TIM BROWN
Have no fear!
Overcoming your blocks is a very difficult thing to achieve. How do we overcome our blocks? With play.
When was the last time you sat down and played with an idea. Change your approach to unblock yourself.
Instead of getting bogged down in an idea. Pull it out of your head and get it on the table. Literally! Write it down, build it out of cardboard and create connections with string.
We fear what we cannot see. Overcome your fear by building it with your hands. Make it real. When we see it, we can understand it. The more we can feel, touch and explore the better we understand how to solve any problem.
This sounds time consuming, but it is an investment.
What is this process called? It is Design Thinking. It is a process embraced by Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO to address user focused design when problem solving.
This approach is a successful way to solve any problem.
If you feel overwhelmed, play! We solve problems when we look at situations with an open mind.