You're reading...
Creativity & Innovation, Uncategorized

Creativity and Innovation – 3 success factors

I was recently running a workshop on Creativity and Innovation for a group of public sector analysts who support the development of new policies. The workshop is highly participative and introduces people to a selection of models and tools which they apply to case study exercises and to their own policy challenges.

We also discuss the leadership and behavioural skills needed to create the environment in which people can be creative. That’s particularly important when, in many organisations, the barriers to creativity include the “rules” that are imposed, the fear of risk-taking and lack of engagement of people at the coal-face.

We summarised 3 success factors needed for creativity and innovation in the diagram below:

3 success factors for creativity

Among the frameworks we cover are:

  • Rational Problem Solving
  • TRIZ & Benchmarking
  • Design Thinking

Everbody is aware there are dozens of tools and techniques. On their own, they are pretty useless! They provide the practical tactics but have to be used within some overall framework or process for innovation.

The leadership behaviours either make or break the environment in which people can be creative and innovative. At its simplest, it boils down to whether managers use “Yes, and…” language or “Yes, but…” language.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

 

Discussion

Comments are closed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 594 other followers

Connect with Ian Seath

Find us on Facebook Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd. on LinkedIn Follow IanJSeath on Twitter

Archives

Copyright Notice

© Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd. and Ian Seath, 2007-20. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd. and Ian Seath with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

%d bloggers like this: