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Problem Framing 101

Last week Rachel's blog post looked at the importance of asking Why. This week we'll take a closer look at the Problem Framing Canvas she mentioned. It's designed to be used with a team to establish a clear consensus about what problem you're trying to solve. When I'm...

Asking Why

When we’re given a new assignment at work, the first questions we often ask are: What needs to be done? How are we going to do it? When is it due? Who is it for? These are each important questions that should not be missed, but there's another question that we should...

REDACTED

Using an innovation toolkit can be difficult in a classified environment. There may be restrictions on what information can be shared, where it can be stored, and who it can be communicated with. What do you do with the notes? What if someone says something they...

Lotus Blossom 101

This week's post is about an ideation tool called the Lotus Blossom. This colorful & simple tool is like mindmapping on a grid. It helps people go deeper / get more creative than a standard brainstorming session. Also, engineers tend to LOVE this one. The photo...

History of Toolkits

When you hear the word "toolkit," the automatic image that enters your mind is probably a metal box tucked away in a garage filled with home improvement tools. However, toolkits have been around for almost 3.3 million years. We use them in our lives all the time even...

If We Agree on Everything, One of Us is Unnecessary

All companies and teams include multiple disciplines and members with different expertise, why shouldn’t our meetings and brainstorming sessions? Multidisciplinary collaboration means building a team of members with different backgrounds and skills that can compensate...