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What if we have creativity all wrong?

What if creativity isn’t about novelty or usefulness?

What if creativity didn’t connect in people’s minds immediately to art, or special skill, or talent?

What if, instead, creativity describes freedom?

What if, instead of promoting creativity, we encouraged people to express their creativeness; their ability to create, to make new, to make a change?

 

Essence of World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21


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Creativity is natural. Allow it.
Give creativity time and space. Freedom.
Give it practice.
Creativity means change. Notice what needs changing.
What can you do about it?
Creativity is not about setting standards for comparison;
it is a doorway for
expression,
exploration,
discovery,
curiosity,
focus,
movement,
stillness,
play.
New ideas, new decisions, new actions. New pair of eyes.
Creativity takes courage to separate, if only for a moment, into a world of imagination, and remix, combine, and/or elevate old ideas to new perspectives, new times, new futures.
Practice, learn, experience and grow from
frustration,
confusion,
curiosity,
clarity,
joy,
laughter,
breakthrough,
insight,
aha.
Creativity is natural. Allow it time and space. Freedom.
Keep fresh your capacity to create and innovate.
Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week.
April 15-21 every year.
Notice what needs changing.
What can you do about it?
List your activity for #WCIW2017.
Inspire the world.

Why Do Good Ideas Fail? This Diagram Explains

Management thinking is in a rut.  This is a harsh thing to say, but it must be said.  Despite all the great brainpower being applied, the field of management is failing to provide the empirical, grounded, actionable guidance that organizations require in today’s economy. Most of what passes for novel thinking […]

Source: www.forbes.com

Appreciate the polarities of pressure for innovation.  Good think piece.

What disruptive innovation means

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The theory of disruptive innovation was invented by Clayton Christensen, of Harvard Business School, in his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma”. Mr Christensen used the term to describe innovations that create new markets by discovering new categories of customers. They do this partly by harnessing new technologies but also by developing new business models and exploiting old technologies in new ways. He contrasted disruptive innovation with sustaining innovation, which simply improves existing products

Source: www.economist.com

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

So for 2015, our collective goal as educators should be striving to innovate our projects, activities, and curriculum such that we empower our students to develop into creative, insightful, successful learners who are prepared to become leaders in their desired future.

Source: www.edutopia.org

John Kao, author of Innovation Nation, says, “To me, innovation is the set of capabilities that allow for the continuous realization of a desired future.”

According to Oxford Dictionaries, innovate means “to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”

Scott Berkun’s (author of What Innovation Means) definition: “Innovation is significant positive change.” “It’s not the results that are necessarily innovative, but the way the group goes about doing its work.”

How might you leverage any of these to create an experience for WCIW this year?

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