Actual, good, valid reasons to get that extra help that will make your creative life 10 times easier
Some of us are thank-God-almighty lucky and our bosses are that kind of empathy filled beings that identify your needs even before you actually have them; just like your mum, but without forcing you to eat fruit. However, some oh-not-so-lucky creatives have to deal with the fact that their bosses don’t really have a clue about what they actually do and they think about creative sessions and brainstorming as just saying stupid random gubbins. Here’s how to convince those tough cookies about the necessity of getting some Triggers help for your ideation sessions:
Triggers is very horizontal
Even though your boss might not have a clear idea about what creativity is, he or she will be able to use Triggers. The method is easy to comprehend, it’s simple and direct. Basically, you just need to know how to read. That’s how great it is.
Adaptability is the key
It’s not like your boss will have to do a huge investment to get the best results and productivity. Triggers is very flexible and can be used in many different ways and techniques. Whenever you get stuck in a problem, shuffle some cards and see what happens, because the best thing is, they always open a path to help you out. Triggers is like Batman, but without the creepy voice.
Out of the box is where the magic happens
Here’s the deal. When a method like Triggers steps into the creative process, creative professionals tend to get excited and buzzing with ideas and thoughts. In other words, they tend to think in a different non-mechanical manner out of the comfort zone they might be in. That’s where good things begin to occur.
Bosses like results. We don’t blame them. So if all the previous reasons don’t seem enough, go for the facts. Triggers works; once the method starts rolling, useful, productive and realistic ideas start popping out like mushrooms. And hell yes, that’s good for everyone, isn’t it?
Here’s some well documented Triggers success cases for the incredulous ones.
We talked to Sven to know how they are using Triggers in their daily work.
It's not easy to comment on other people's work without pissing them off or making them feel judged. Smart creatives know how to use feedback as a powerful tool to grow the quality of their work and inspire others to do better.
The creative process can be much like a rollercoaster. Up and down and up again in no time. It's impossible to avoid these emotional curves, but what you can do is identify them and fight back.
It's a good thing to fight for ideas we believe in, altho it's useless if we fight for them just because they are ours. When you work in teams to create solutions to a problem, it should never be a personal competition to see who contributed to the winning idea; it's about working together towards the same goal.
It's difficult for people to go from 0 to 10 in no time. That's why we recommend you to prepare some warming exercise before you get everyone to work, especially if you are running a workshop with clients. With these simple tricks, you'll make sure you break the ice and have your team's brain ready to ideate.
Triggers is excellent opening creative paths and making it very easy for everyone to come up with ideas. Even your clients don't have any training; they'll have a great and useful time using the cards.
A goal is the essential part of a team. Without a goal, your team is just a group of people gathering around. There would be no purpose and no clear direction. That's why, before every creative meeting, we advise you to set the goal of the session very clear.
It is a common problem. It could be personality, personal situation, or trust issues. Whatever the reason is, the problem is always the same: not everyone contributes with ideas when brainstorming. Even when it could sound like a huge issue and some difficult to solve, it's not. You just need to introduce one simple step in your creative sessions: first write, then share.
Admit it. We don't know how to listen really. It's a common thing. When someone comes to tell us something, while we are listening, we already think what to answer. It's an automatic mechanism inside of us, and it usually leads to a lot of prejudges and misunderstandings.
Ideating with Triggers cards could be addictive! That isn't necessarily a bad thing (we assure you there are no health contraindications), but we recommend to put a limit on the number of cards you use for each session.