Even conservative organizations must ride the cutting
edge of innovation, managing future success and future risk. Creativity generates
both practical and impractical ideas; and both worthless and worthwhile strategies.
Managers must manage their own creativity, the creative people in their organizations
- and the organizational creative process.
Psychologists have speculated that most people use about 10% of their brain capacity.
If we allow ourselves to access and apply a further 10%, your world - and our
world - will change.
However, the vast majority of people over recorded history, including those
in academia, art and commerce, avoid or merely pretend creativity.
Few people challenge acknowledged methodologies, most people simply
copy the methods developed by others. Sometimes, innovators may be punished,
rather than rewarded, for their creativity.
Creative people can displace Dictators,
Bureaucracies and Gods
Creativity can provide original responses to problems ... and
can present new problems. Manufacturers of candles did not welcome the
innovation of Tesla and Edison. The creative outburst of the "world wide
web" is having similar effects on organizations worldwide. The internet is
rapidly catalyzing changes in corporate
structure, governmental activities, education and medicine.
Few people are encouraged to develop their creative potential.
The risks outweigh the advantages. True creativity has unforeseeable
results. Even at universities, a pretence of creativity gains
the highest marks.
Not only is there little "mental space" for
creativity; teachers and managers may ridicule, hide,
criticize or even steal creative solutions of their students
and staff. The popularity of "Dilbert" cartoons
suggest that many organizations suffer from "pointy
How to Encourage Creativity in an Organization
- Encourage free information flow
- Actively respect for employees' ideas
- Provide fair consideration and timely feedback
- Expect and participate in reasonable risk-taking
- Provide time for creative employees to engage in creative work
- Provide constructive feedback for creative ideas and strategies
- Assign tasks requiring creativity to employees who show
Managers who develop creative environments reduce the risk
that fear of ridicule will stifle creativity, and increase the likelihood of
breakthroughs. We coach managers to implement programs that encourage and coach
creativity and manage creative people within organizations.
Creativity Coaching, Creativity Training and
Creativity Management helps people develop and manage their innate
creative skills. This coaching and training utilize creativity skills as models
and case studies - while encouraging people to create, enhance and test their own
Personal coaching to dissolve
blocks to creativity and to enhance personal innovation.
- Where are you now?
- Blocks and bridges
- Developing your own creativity
- Short sessions or multi-day intensive
- Follow-up email mentorship
Two days theory and practice of creativity, with
demonstrations, exercises and case histories.
- Conscious and unconscious creativity
- Assessing problems
- Linear and crooked thinking
- Facilitating innovation
- Modeling creativity
- Testing results
A one day workshop for managers who provide,
assess and manage creative solutions.
- Demystifying innovation
- Strategies for innovation
- Carrots, sticks and spirals
- Crisis management
- Consequences of action and inaction
- Appropriate feedback
We created and developed a complete system of
systemic coaching and change management that is practical, effective and fast.
This includes creativity coaching, and has been called "creativity in
action". We teach this in many countries.
Systemic Solutions Training
Systemic Solutions applies systemic coaching to provide
effective telephone coaching, training and mentorship programs. We
coach and train people to resolve physical, emotional, mental and
If you are interested in adding coaching to your skills, we offer
training programs with many levels of application. While designed for
professionals in health, education and psychology; we welcome
friendly, stable people who wish to learn systemic coaching.
If you wish our systemic coaching, our program coaches you
to coach people to gain clarity, dissolve relationship issues and find
a deep understanding of what makes sense. You'll help people
solve success and relationship problems.
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