In my comment above I mention that, “I don’t think there’s often a requirement for instant decision making (when trying to be innovative).” Well, no doubt sometimes there is. So, in addition to my previous advice about how to train someone to think in an innovative way, I’ll add this:
I spent 22 years in the Air National Guard, and each year we had a requirement to watch a video on Expedient Methods. In addition to the video there was field manual about expedient methods and procedures. By giving us concrete examples of innovative solutions that can be implemented instantly (fighting position dimensions of 1 M-16 x 2 M-16’s, arm-pit deep), the video and manual spurred instant/innovative thinking.
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