Idea Navigator*

Creative business problem solving

Idea Navigator is a toolkit and a facilitated collaborative problem solving process. You can use it to help you and your team to come up with innovative solutions to business problems. The key to Idea Navigator's effectiveness is that it uses the familiar look and feel of a board game making it easy to use. 
Whatever the industry, whatever the issue, Idea Navigator is a practical and quick way to generate ‘outside the square’ solutions to business problems.
 

How does Idea Navigator work?

Idea Navigator gives you a practical process to follow and a wide range of problem solving tools and techniques to choose from.
 
The board takes you through a methodical problem solving process. It begins by helping you Define the problem or opportunity, then it gets you to Explore root causes, next you Innovate solutions and finally it helps you Incubate chosen ideas to build traction and support for them. Throughout the process, the cards ask questions, guide discussion, suggest activities and stimulate your creativity.
 
The way that Idea Navigator brings together the use of the board and cards helps you and your team be both creative and methodical in your approach to problem solving.
 

Where did Idea Navigator come from?

Idea Navigator is the brain-child of Auckland-based Director of MindSpring New Zealand Limited; Damian D’ Cruz. Damian has worked as a Consultant in business problem solving / process improvement, group facilitation, communication and leadership development since 1993. 
 
Damian’s experience in problem solving and group facilitation combined with his Masters Degree research in Design Management gave him the inspiration for a practical problem solving resource with the look and feel of a board game. 
 
Two years in development Idea Navigator was first introduced to the market in New Zealand at the beginning of 2004.
 
TMI uses Idea Navigator in facilitated group problem solving processes and is a licensed representative of Idea Navigator.
 
You can find out more about Idea Navigator here: www.ideanavigator.co.nz
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