Category: Creative Thinking

  • Relationship Mapping

    A Relationship Map is a visual display that shows the relationships between individual items. It allows to see and analyze the logical links between the different elements of any situation. A simple example of a relationship map is your network of personal and social relations. Another example is what is called the Interrelationship Digraph which […]

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  • Fishbone Diagram

    Also known as Ishikawa Diagram and Cause and Effect Diagram. A fishbone diagram is one of the various tools that can be used to perform a cause-and-effect analysis. It provides a structured way to identify and organize the potential causes of a problem (or effect). It allows to establish and present the cause-and-effect relationship in an […]

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    Fishbone Diagram
  • SWOT Analysis

    SWOT analysis is a simple and structured planning tool for reviewing and assessing the position and health of an organization. It allows the organization to look deeply within itself to understand the factors that influence its ability to achieve its goals. It can be helpful for an entire organization, a department, a business unit, a […]

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  • Flowcharting

    A flowchart is a graphical tool that illustrates the flow of a business process and the relationships between its activities. It allows to break up any process into individual activities to see how it looks like. The simplicity of flowcharts make them useful for understanding processes and finding waste and inefficiencies for further problem-solving efforts. […]

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  • Mind Mapping

    A Mind Map is a tool that is used to visually organize ideas, thoughts and information. It is a collection of words, arrows and drawings that are organized together around a single topic or problem. Ideas can be collected through brainstorming or other group activities before they are consolidated into a single map. A mind […]

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  • Affinity Diagram

    Also known as Affinity Mapping and KJ Analysis. An affinity diagram is a grouping method for classifying items together into meaningful categories. It is often used to capture and group the output of brainstorming and problem-solving meetings in order to provide better understanding of the topic discussed. It allows to classify a large number of […]

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    Affinity Diagram
  • How-How Diagram

    Once you have identified a problem, you need to find a solution that will permanently solve the problem. Sometimes you have to get to the root causes of the problem to understand why it’s happening. Other times, you don’t even need to dig into the problem. You just need to solve the it right away. […]

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