Evolving Groupings

Monday, 19 January 2015   |   Creativity Games

Creative groupingsThis week we're learning to spot the simple and obvious yet often overlooked.

Game:  There are six words listed below.  The first post gets it easy.  All they have to do is separate the words into two groups of three and state why they are grouped that way.  Every other reply must modify the groupings.  What you must do is take one word from the first group of the previous reply and switch it with a word from their second group to make a new set of groups that still makes sense.  Then you must state what the new relationship is.

  • haystack
  • gutter
  • monster
  • queen
  • toothpick
  • vote


Challenge:  For extra challenge,  comment twice in a row.

Strategy:  Opportunities are often simple and right in our face.  Yet this is the last place we tend to look.  We are convinced that great solutions and ideas must be complex and sophisticated.  What you will find here however is that there are many relationships to be found and the majority of them will be very simple.  We are learning to spot the simple and clear relationships that are right in front of us yet we fail to see.  This will allow us to discover new opportunities.


Get creative, join in below.