The 4 Steps of Creative Problem Solving

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The 4 Steps of Creative Problem Solving

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Posted May 15, 2019 in Cutter Business Technology Journal


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Based on 60 years of study and practice in the field of creativity, we know that creative outcomes must be deliberate. We also know that the creative problem-solving (CPS) process is a universal set of four steps designed to frame a problem, find a novel solution, and formulate a plan of action. As we explore in this Advisor, these CPS steps comprise the building blocks of innovation. First up: Clarify a problem, challenge, or opportunity.