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Unformatted text preview: RUTH KANTOR STUDIO More than a Thinking Method ‚
www.SITsite.com ‚ Tools Attribute Dependency Division Multiplication Subtraction Task Unification In the core of SIT there are five unique Thinking Tools, i.e. structured thinking procedures. The tools were developed through rigorous research and are based on the study of thousands of patents and inventive solutions. Our practical innovation tool box enables you to follow successful thinking patterns that lead to inventive ideas. Principles Closed World Function Follows Form Limit rather than Dilute Path of Most Resistance Qualitative Change After developing and designing the SIT tools, and field-testing them, we soon realized that simply sharing our tools is not effective enough. The tools could only work if they were used properly, and in order for this to happen, we had to relate to the mindset of the users. The SIT Principles were thus formulated to help overcome some of the assumptions that can obstruct the proper use of the tools. Simply put, these principles help users apply the tools effectively. Facilitation Heterogeneous group Metacognition Bingo vs. Judo Content Experts Dynamic and Interactive The SIT method involves a constant interplay between tools and principles. However, since SIT programs are conducted in multidisciplinary teams, we have devised, borrowed, and honed a range of Facilitation skills. These skills focus on dealing with various situations and resistances that might come up while working in a team. The idea is to work hard, rather than to spend the time having fun. But (we admit to ourselves) if we do not all enjoy it, nobody will have the energy to sustain the effort. That, in essence, is the SIT facilitation challenge. Our techniques help facilitators make learning a truly interactive experience, and ensure that groups manage to work together in a focused way. Project Management Idea List Processing Innovation Mapping Convergence Commitment to Deliverables Project Teams The ability to come up with new ideas is obviously crucial. However, this is just the beginning of an arduous journey, as only a small number of ideas ever reach the market. In order to ensure that ideas are not only generated but actually implemented, the SIT method has a fourth layer - Project Management. Organizational Innovation Cross Organization Training Innovation Management Predictable and Measurable Common Language Sustainable Creativity Innovation projects are important, but as everyone knows, no single innovation can deliver lasting advantages. In order to grow organically, a company must encourage innovation and creative thinking systematically and continually. Sustainable innovation requires three key elements: 1) People will acquire the ability and inclination to think differently when needed; 2) Specific innovative outcomes will be generated and executed; and 3) Structures will be put in place to support and sustain the new innovation culture and practice. The fifth layer of the SIT onion - Organizational Innovation – includes the activities and processes that ensure these outcomes. Project Management Principles Tools Facilitation Organizational Innovation This is what we call the SIT Onion. The core of the onion makes SIT unique. Our expertise in integrating the five layers is what makes the method so effective; and applying the onion across a variety of issues and activities allows us to support you in turning your company into a truly innovative organization. Stirring Committee Interviews Implementation Assessment Practice Systematic Approach Hierarchy Functional Fixedness Idea Collecting Innovation Manager Team Work Inversion Active Learning Attribute Value Mapping Action items Adapting Tool to Product or Problem Action Plans Sumbook Process Managing Fusion Frontal Learning Near Far Sweet Personal Development Project Definitions Patterns Puzzles, Examples, Stories The SIT method includes a variety of tools, principles, skills, proficiencies and activities. Throughout this booklet you have encountered many of them, categorized according to the Onion's layers. Here you can find 42 additional names. Together they give a complete representation of our methodology. To understand what each of them means, double click them at www.sitsite.com, or, better still "double click" us through [email protected]
Clustering Ideation Managing Idea Evolution Structural Fixedness Existing Situation Innovation Structures Processing and Developing the Idea Constraints Foster Creativity Recommendations Managerial Commitment Documentation Working with a Designer Bipolarity Multi Focus Group Activation Innovation Networking New Promise Development ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course ENGINEERS 22453175 taught by Professor Heydari during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.
- Spring '08