Sunday, January 12, 2014

Decision Making: Creativity Factors - Individuals & Organizational

In the last byte, we looked at some of the mental blocks to unlocking creativity. In today's byte, we continue the discussion further and explore the roles of individual and organization factors in creativity.

Creativity doesn’t just help in finding problems but also helps fixing them. Research has classified the kinds of creativity into four types, based on where it is triggered from and the source of the problem.
  1. Responsive Creativity
  2. Expected Creativity
  3. Contributory Creativity
  4. Proactive Creativity

Responsive creativity refers to the response (solution) to a problem presented by other as part of your job. Expected creativity refers to the discovery of problems as part of the expectation the organization places on the individual. Contributory creativity refers to the situation where a problem is presented to you since you want to be creative and Proactive creativity refers to the nature of discovering a problem because you want to be creative!
It is important to note - creativity has emerged as a global concern as a response to addressing the uncertainty that one faces in the modern day business and leaders play a key role in modeling creative behavior in organizations.

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