Hurson's book Think Better walks readers through the creativity process step by step. He describes the many modes of thought and how to use them. He teaches how to use technologies to help you think more productively. He uses a lot of examples to help you grasp things better. He walks you through the process and provides tools and techniques for each phase. As a result, it is something that you and your team can use. How you think determines your level of success in life and work. You don't have to be an expert on everything. Nowadays, information is significantly more readily available. However, being able to think in a way that aids in problem solving can make you significantly more successful.
According to Hurson's work, productive thinking is made up of two unique tasks. Critical and creative thinking are two types of thinking. These two ways of thinking are distinct, but both are necessary for developing innovative ideas. Brainstorming in a creative manner is essential. It employs a variety of tactics and approaches to encourage creativity and a wide range of possibilities. However, once you've accumulated a large number of creative ideas, you must act on them. You must examine them and decide on the best course of action. This is when critical thinking enters the picture. To evaluate the ideas and select the best course of action, you'll need to employ more analytical methods.
Productive thinking is made up of these two elements. According to Hurson, productive thinking includes both creative and critical thinking. However, these must be different activities. We try to do them together most of the time. However, they are two completely different techniques. We sabotage both processes when we try to do both at the same time. There are three characteristics of creative thinking:
Generative- create something out of nothing and come up with new ideas
Nonjudgmental- don't pass judgment on ideas while they're being developed. If you do, you'll limit your ability to be productive
Expansive- keep coming up with new ideas based on the ones you've previously come up with
There are also three features of critical thinking:
- Analytical- you study to better grasp and unwrap the ideas to gain a greater understanding
- Judgmental- determine whether the ideas match your success criteria and can help you
- Selective- reduces the number of options to a select few
To get the most out of each, the creative thinking exercises are completed first and then separated from the critical thinking activities.Hurson explains how to produce more effective thoughts using a variety of strategies. By simply producing a bigger number of thoughts, you can improve your ability to think. When you believe you know something, you stop asking questions and stop looking for new information or ideas. Even though the answer appears clear, you must continue to question in order to think productively. Keep the ambiguity and the question in mind.