Are people biased against creativity? [link] →
I posted the other day about how “thinking outside the box” is often an uphill battle within organizations. I came across this article today citing science as evidence that people are, in fact, biased against creative ideas, especially in the workplace. I’m not going to offer commentary on the research methodology, the operational definitions being assumed, or even generally on...
Is self-fulfillment selfish?
One of the things I hear often when I’m leading creativity workshops or talking to people one-on-one about their creative projects is the sense that perhaps working on our own creative projects is selfish. When we have so many demands on our time and energy, how can we justify it? Is it really that important? Do we do it at the cost of other things that are important? (When I delve further,...
How to think "outside the box"
I often come across books that talk about how to teach people to “think outside the box,” make use of “creative problem solving” and develop innovative responses to challenges. Most of these books make the process seem very easy. Yet anyone who has tried to implement change to an organization or system knows that it is actually very difficult to move away from “the...
Creativity is…about taking the facts, fictions, and feelings we store away...– Twyla Tharp. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use it for Life