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  • Creativity +

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  • Creativity

  • What is creativity?

    Creativity is defined as the ability to transcend

    traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or

    the like, and to create meaningful new ideas,

    forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality,

    progressiveness, or imagination

    What does that mean???

    Cleverness, genius, imagination, ingenuity, inspiration,

    inventiveness, originality, resourcefulness, talent,

    vision

  • What can we assume about creativity?

    Creativity is essential for health, happiness,

    and success

    Creativity is within everyone

    Creativity varies among individuals

    We can develop creativity by experiencing it

  • Attitudes toward creativity

    Oh no! A problem!

    Theres nothing I can do

    Its impossible

    Im not creative

    I might fail

    A problem? Ill find a way!

    Theres something I can do

    Anything is possible

    Im creative in my own

    way

    If I fail, Ill try again

    Negative

    Positive

  • 4 Tools of Creativity

    1.Faith in your own creativity

    2.Absence of judgment

    3.Precise observation

    4.Challenging questions

  • 1.Accept that you can be creative

    2.Question traditional assumptions

    3.Expand your problem-solving styles

    4.Employ creativity techniques

    5.Practice thinking in new ways

    6.Learn when your creative thinking is best

    Steps to personal creativity

  • Improving your creative abilities

    Keep track of your ideas at all times

    Pose new questions to yourself every day

    Keep abreast of your field

    Engage in imaginative hobbies

    Have courage and self-confidence

    Learn to know and understand yourself

  • Improving your creative abilities

    Learn about things outside your specialty

    Avoid rigid, set patterns of doing things

    Be open and receptive to ideas

    Be alert in your observations

    Adopt a risk-taking attitude

    Keep your sense of humor

  • Stimulants to Creativity

    Learn about things outside your specialty

    Avoid rigid, set patterns of doing things

    Be open and receptive to ideas

    Be alert in your observations

    Adopt a risk-taking attitude

    Keep your sense of humor

  • Stimulants to Creativity

    Freedom in deciding what work to do and how

    to do it

    Resources needed to do the work

    Encouragement from a supervisor who is a good

    professional role model, sets appropriate goals,

    supports, and has confidence in the work group

    Organizational culture that supports creativity

    and communicates a clear shared vision

  • Why is creativity important?

    Global challenges and problems

    Rapidly changing and competitive work

    environments

    Increased productivity

    Greater customer satisfaction

    Enhanced employee engagement

  • What is innovation?

    Innovation is defined as something new or

    different introduced

    What does that mean???

    Improvement, advancement, building,

    furthering, increasing, modernization

  • Creativity + Application = Innovation

    Believe in your ideas

    Never be embarrassed to share ideas

    Theres no such thing as a bad idea

    Explain them well to others

    Brainstorm, research, and implement ideas

  • Internal thinking

    Very difficult to

    measure and define

    External

    Putting creative

    thoughts to use

    Has been tested and

    found to work in the

    real world

    Creativity Innovation

  • Intended results

    Propel a company ahead of competitors

    Increase trust, respect, leadership in the

    workplace

    Encourage teamwork

    Encourages thinking outside the box

  • Theres a way to do it betterfind it.

    Thomas Edison

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