Learn to synthesise

Why?

The ability to combine ideas from different areas is the core of innovation. Restricting yourself to one discipline rarely leads to breakthrough ideas and reduces your creativity to minimum. Obviously, in order to connect the dots you firstly need exposure to the whole map. Connection in this sense also means networking and finding a deeper meaning. To be successful in synthesising you must be able to filter out any information that’s unnecessary and find the real pearls. Last but not least, collecting the information and creating new meaning isn’t enough. You have to ensure you create a powerful and simple message that people understand – a message summarising your idea so that you can support it. Is there a path to learn to synthesise? 

You might also like:

Subscribe to Social Innovation Academy updates

 

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Share This