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How to Come Up With Ideas

Are you struggling to come up with ideas? Don't worry, it's a common problem. Generating ideas can be challenging. But the good news is that there are simple and easy-to-do tips that can help you generate ideas and overcome this struggle.

In this blog post, we'll explore some effective ways to come up with ideas. We'll cover the three main steps: brainstorming, gathering ideas, and collecting feedback.

Brainstorming is a great way to generate ideas. To do this, simply write down all the ideas that comes to mind, without worrying about whether they are good or bad. Write down everything, no matter how silly or irrelevant it may seem.This helps you to get creative and can lead to unexpected and innovative ideas.

Gathering ideas
Another way to come up with ideas is to gather inspiration from others. You can find inspiration anywhere - social media, forums, webinars, videos, books, nature, friends, or simply by talking to your team mates. All of this helps you to see things from a different perspective and can give you ideas that you may not have thought of on your own.

Collecting feedback
Once you have come up with some ideas, it's a good idea to get feedback from others. Share your ideas with your colleagues, customers, or employees  and ask for their opinions. This can help you to refine your ideas and make them better.

Here are a few examples of how to use these tips:

Example 1: You want your organization to be more sustainable
Let's say that you want to make your organization more sustainable, but you're not sure how. Start by brainstorming ideas - write down any ideas that come to mind, for example "less plastic", "vegan food", or "waste separation and recycling". Then, gather inspiration by learning about other companies already doing this. Finally, share your ideas with your employees or customers and ask them for feedback. This will help you to narrow down your ideas and come up with a great way to be more sustainable.

Example 2: Generating new marketing ideas for your organization
If you work with marketing and need to come up with fresh ideas for a new campaign, start by brainstorming. Write down any ideas that comes to mind, no matter how silly they may seem. For example, "partnering with a local charity," "creating a viral video campaign," or "offering a limited-time discount." Next, gather inspiration by researching successful marketing campaigns from other organizations in your industry. Look at what they did, how they did it, and what made it successful. This can give you a starting point to build on and help you come up with unique ideas. Finally, share your ideas with your team and colleagues, and ask for feedback. 

In conclusion, coming up with ideas can be challenging, but it's not impossible. By using these techniques, you'll be able to generate fresh and exciting ideas that could take your organization to the next level. So, don't be afraid to try these tips and let your imagination run wild!