Can you remember how fun (and forbidden) it was to draw on the wall when you were a kid? Or how excited you were when the teacher allowed you to use the classroom board? I’m so happy I have started doing it again – several times a week! I cannot imagine a day in my office without using our dry erase boards for creative collaboration. Aside from computers, they are the most useful and productive tools we have.
Even though I am risking exposing myself as being completely clueless, I want to share my story with you because I know I am not the only one who has utterly failed while asking for a raise. I want you to be more successful in getting a raise than I was, and in order to do this we will take a look back at the mistakes I made- and yes, it is plural.
“The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.” Henrik IbsenWhy leave your next project to chance? A proper debriefing on the project you just finished can give you a tremendously powerful launch on your next project. This type of project evaluation will formalize learning your successes and mistakes- allowing you to build on the former while avoiding the latter.
Introduce one of these Brainwriting techniques in your lab for idea generation, and you can get hundreds of research ideas in a short amount of time.
How do you keep track of your research tasks? When we discovered Task Board as a task management tool we got better oversight, got more efficient and more focused.
How would your science change if you had better memory? Join Joshua Foer on his journey to learn memorization techniques in "Moonwalking With Einstein".
Do you feel like your solutions are just rehashed ideas? Here are six tips on how you can easily kickstart your creativity and become more innovative.
If you want to change your meetings into engaging, creative and fun sessions, you need to take a look at the book "Gamestorming - a Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers".
You can make some crazy connections to get your science creativity on a different track. Approach problems in new and original ways.
Scientists should become more creative thinking to have more fun, see more opportunities, dare to take risks and be less afraid of failure.