Learning objective

After reading the component the reader will have the capability to explain what analogical reasoning is, describe the implementation procedure and give one or more examples. It will take 30 minutes to go through this module including a short task, but it takes 40 – 50 minutes to conduct it with a group of people.

Introduction

How can you increase the level of creativity and innovation in your organisation? One of the easiest and quickest ways is to develop people’s skills in generating multiple solutions to problems. Creativity techniques can help anyone generate alternatives. One of these techniques is “analogical reasoning” or “drawing analogies” which can provide insight into defining and solving a problem.

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