Tag Archives: Creativity

Our fear of crossing the “demilitarized zone” between debate and conflict adversely affects our creativity and productivity as a team. Yoram Solomon goes over how this affects our creativity. Continue reading

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The creative process of birthing breakthrough innovations can provide a substantial top-line boon but it too often suffers a fatal flaw felt in failed product launch after failed product launch. Continue reading

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It sounds intuitive that creativity and innovation are important to company success, but when the corporate world focuses so intensely on the “bottom line”, is there a real impact of creativity on company profitability that would justify a shift of that focus from current year bottom line to innovation? Continue reading

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Innovation chaos

When people talk of innovation they often bring up the requirement for blue sky thinking. This conjures up a picture in the mind where there is total freedom and no restrictions. It implies that parameters are barriers to creative thinking. We don’t buy this and we would go even further and say that innovating without boundaries only results in idea chaos. Continue reading

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Systematic Innovation

Innovation is a journey, and it starts from where you are. With a systematic approach, the right information systems are in place and are continuously observed, decision makers use the information to continually orient their thinking to make better and faster decisions, actions are well executed, and outcomes of those actions are fed back into the observation system for the next round of orientation. Continue reading

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There are four categories of factors that affect our creativity. Yoram Solomon goes through all four in this post. Continue reading

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There is increasing scholarly interest in how culture impacts creativity. This paper advances a new theoretical model to understand how culture impacts creativity in a global context. We theorize that creativity engagement and success depends on the cultural tightness (the extent to which a country is characterized by strong social norms and low tolerance for deviant behaviors) of both the innovator’s country and the audience’s country as well as the cultural distance between these two countries. Continue reading

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