If the Basadur Profile and Simplexity Thinking are your subjects, the skills, tools and techniques outlined here are your learning instruments.
Tried-and tested, they’ll keep you open-minded, make you receptive to ideas no matter where they come from, and focus your organisation on achieving its aim: innovating effectively and productively.
Create first, evaluate later.
Our first instinct when confronted with an idea is to judge it.
But with Basadur the overriding requirement is to do the opposite. It’s called deferral of judgment: moving away from judging ideas (and in doing so shutting them down) to letting ideas come to light in the absence of criticism and instant over-analysis.
The reasoning is simple: open-ended discussion, freedom of thought and successful problem-solving can only take place when people are not simultaneously forming opinions and jumping to premature conclusions.