In addition to the articles I pointed to yesterday, let’s take a look at these seven elements mentioned in The Power of Idea’s article.
This article points to creativity being fostered by solitude and being supported by an environment of trying things out.
What are you doing to foster down time for team members and/or experimentation time. Companies like Google, have been pointed to for many years as being generous with the time allocated for employees to take on personal projects, as well as experimental ideas.
Questions you will want to explore as a team around this topic include:
- What does creativity mean to us as individuals on the team? As a team as a whole?
- What’s important about creativity in our work?
- What value does creativity provide, or what does it add to our mission and vision?
- If it is important, what can we do to build more creative time into our approaches?
This week as I have been writing these two posts I have found that I mentally have collapsed creativity with innovation. In fact, the posts were spurred by reading a book I had purchased thinking it was about coaching for creativity, when in fact it was about coaching for innovation.
One thing to note is that creativity and innovation are two different things. I was curious what sort of research has been done on the link between creativity and innovation and so I went to look for some research. Here’s a study/meta-analysis done exploring the link between creativity and innovation. Sarooghi, Hessamoddin et al. “Examining the relationship between creativity and innovation: A meta-analysis of organizational, cultural, and environmental factors ☆.” (2015).
Take look at it here.
Wishing you the best,
Leadership | Teamwork | Business Success
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