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Innovation and Creativity

Creativity Developing and expressing ideas that could be useful - Not so much a talent as a goal-oriented process, involves convergent and divergent thinking
Innovation Embodiment, combination and or synthesis of knowledge in original, relavent, valued new products or services; is a result of the creative process
Managing creativity and innovation must manage divergent and convergent thinking, combine ideas to create novel proposals (divergent), assessing feasability (convergent)
Different thinking styles (Myers Briggs) Extroverted v Introverted Sensing v Intuitive Thinking v Feeling Judging v Perceiving
Fostering Creative Abrasion Conflict sharpens ideas and increases energy Establish Norms - support calculated risk taking, establish procedures for failure, foster individual expression, encourage a playful attitude Learn from failure
Enhance the Psychological environment Promote group norms Establish reward systems (recognition, control, celebration, rejuvination)
Enriching the Physical Environment Promote play, encourage reflection (provide quiet areas), improve the environment (casual conversation, better communication)
Divergent thinking techniques seeing connections among facts others have missed, asking questions that have not been asked, asking questions from different perspectives
Brainstorming (Divergent technique) visioning, exploring, modifying, experimenting
Enhancing Organizational Creativity Promote creation and introduction of variations (employ diverse personel, invest in cutting-edge research), have selection criteria that link novelty to value (build risk taking, informal structure) improve access to retained ideas
Created by: gwellnvrmind