Idea Generation & Realization

The use of creativity exercises and structured brainstorming will increase your team’s capability to generate ideas for new products and services, business models and processes. They can also be used to solve problems, develop new approaches to marketing, and solve technical problems. TDO can help to maximize your potential by thinking differently and opening new channels of thinking and interaction within your organization.

TDO provides idea generation and innovation services through a variety of methods, customized to meet your objectives. The activities are organized around the creativity process proven in major corporations and organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world. This process addresses problem-solving for teams, organizations, joint ventures and individuals, and includes the steps from idea generation through plan implementation, applying a portfolio of creativity and management techniques. Programs can be structured as consulting services for individuals and teams or workshops for teams and larger groups. We also offer assistance in accelerating ideas through the development process.

TDO facilitators and certified growth coaches employ a combination of tools and techniques, some aimed at personal creativity training, and others at sparking ideas in a team or group brainstorming session. The portfolio of tools and techniques include:

  • Mindmapping
  • Brainstorming
  • Convergent and divergent thinking techniques
  • Scenario development
  • Game development as an environment for problem solving (multiple sessions)


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