If one of your team’s goals is to increase creative thinking and innovative ways of working, here are four ways to focus on innovation from a team development point of view.
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What’s the secret behind Elon Musk’s creative thinking skills? The answer is that he uses a creative thinking technique called “first principles“.
When creativity stops flowing, your business could start to go downhill. Find out what could be causing the lack of creativity that’s killing your business.
Former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis provides an interesting perspective in this short interview with financial commentator David McWilliams.
The technique Beginner’s Mind is one of the most popular in our problem-solving workshops. Participants forget everything they know about a subject or project and view it as if completely fresh.
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.
Cooking is a creative process and – for most of us at least! – one that involves a fair bit of trial and error. Few would argue that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is a hugely creative cook. He’s also a serially successful business phenomenon, although he would be first to admit that his approach has benefited from a fair bit of trial and error too.
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.
If you’re going to learn anything to get ahead in today’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, make it creativity. But don’t just take our word for it. There are many reports that show creativity’s direct links to profitability and economic progress. We’ve collected some of them here for you to review.
Many thanks to creativity researcher and author Dr. Keith Sawyer for an inspiring and insightful #creativehuddle yesterday. Keith joined us for an hour, fielding questions on many aspects of both individual and organisational creativity – here are some of the highlights…