What does an organisation need to do to remain resilient and proactive at a time when so much will be uncertain?
Positive psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing, resilience and thriving. Insights from positive psychology help us understand a bit deeper how important praise is, so let’s look at five ways we can cultivate cultures of positivity through some purposeful acts.
Unpicking the concept of a “learning organisation”: what can a modern organisation best do to facilitate the learning of its members and continuously transform itself?
Here are 6 things that encompass effective learning solution design for the modern workplace.
We hold a regular #creativehuddle Twitter chat each Tuesday from 12-1pm UK time. On Tuesday 24th November our #creativehuddle considered the neuroscience around creativity, asking participants what they know about our brain and why it’s important. A highly interesting Twitter chat ensued – here’s a summary of the highlights.
Our #creativehuddle on 17th November asked participants how often they get the chance to practice something work-related.
If you didn’t need to earn money, what would you do? You’d be on a permanent holiday, with all the free time in the world. It would be amazing for a while. Lots of travelling, seeing the world. But after a year or so you’d get bored. You’d have to find something to do to keep yourself busy, something to give your life meaning.
Being able to be creative at work makes people feel empowered, motivated, inspired, engaged, energised and proud. That’s just some of the words used by respondents to our ‘Creativity at work survey 2015’ – their words, not ours. Which words cropped up the most? Engaged, motivated, energised and empowered, in that order.
The Creative Huddle LinkedIn community recently welcomed its 300th member. To acknowledge this milestone we thought it would be useful to look back on some of the great discussions we’ve had over the last few months. We’ve talked about creative skills, complexity, collaboration, entrepreneurship and much more.
Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk swears by first principles thinking. Musk, founder of online payments giant PayPal, space transport services company SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla says first principles thinking enables him to dig deep into problems and get to fundamental truths that lead to new ways of doing things.
Or at least it is according to Netflix. Our good friend and Creative Huddle associate Colette Wall is quite partial to both black and orange so is happy either way, but it did get her thinking. Could the same be said for other aspects of life? What does orange do for the learner? Is it a good colour for corporate learning spaces?
So you’ve got a team of people who are working inefficiently. There might be some creeping attitudes, some pessimism towards change and no one seems to be working on the same page. It’s a familiar story and teams often find it difficult to get out of this vicious cycle. So consider this analogy from the world of sport…