While the Basadur Profile and Simplexity thinking help with providing structure to innovation, adhering to the creative and critical thinking skills outlined below will keep you on task and aligned with your team while innovating & implementing change.
The Key Skill – Deferral of Judgment
Our first instinct, when confronted with an idea, is to judge it. This immediately reduces innovation.
With Basadur the overriding requirement is to do the opposite of judgment during creative thinking. You never know where the best ideas come from.
Between diverging and converging on ideas is a critical skill called deferral of judgment: moving away from judging or shutting down ideas 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.
Deferral of judgment is the clear & absolute separation of divergent & convergent thinking.
Dr. Min Basadur
“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge”