The author, AdamGurri, shows creative destruction is not the same as incremental improvement and argues that creative destruction is needed now in many areas as springboards for innovation.
(Added in 2018, In fact, systems are breaking down everywhere as are our expectations for trust in institutions that used to be reliable, accountable. The call for new thinking has been issued. Celebrate and use World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15-21 to allow new thinking to emerge.)
See on Scoop.it – Creativity and Learning Insights In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world.
Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:
Are you like the many written about in this article? Do you say you want creativity on one hand and then, on the other don’t really want it at all? Is that what it’s like in your organization?
Good list to review to dig deeper into your morose. Exercises are provided to reinforce your lack of self worth. When you are done, turn the exercises around to proffer the opposite to build esteem. A true gift to release creative energy and to get unstuck.
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren’t getting much out of school — until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:
"Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy."
“The bottom line is, if you’re not the one controlling your learning, you’re not going to learn as well.”
Understanding creativity has been a goal of philosophers and scientists for several millennia.
Current scholarly literature holds the processes of behaving creatively, and appreciating creativity, as being largely unrelated.
A new study disagrees with this belief as researchers used social identity and self-categorization theories as the basis for a model of creativity.
The new model demonstrates the role that groups play in stimulating and shaping creative acts. Moreover, the new model suggests that social groups determine the reception the new (creative) ideas are given.
Investigators believe their findings suggest an individual’s social group plays a strong role in the creative process as the group not only encourages originality but also determines how an individual’s creative efforts will be appreciated.
The research is published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review.
Results from the study suggest a person’s social identity is both the beginning and end of the creative process.