Category Archives: Creative problem solving

What does it mean to use creativity in problem solving? Have your say.

Greetings all! It was an honour and a privilege to meet with Ambassador I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines last week, on Thursday, April 20, 2017, to discuss the upcoming resolution to include World Creativity and Innovation Day among the UN Days of Observance.  Ambassador King is the champion of this resolution.

Ambassador I. Rhoda King. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines with Marci Segal, Founder, World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21. 4/20/2017
Ambassador King is championing that all levels – government, public sector, and civil society –  use creativity in problem-solving to make the world a better place and to make our place in the world better too, to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

[A fuller report on the journey to the United Nations will follow in the next few weeks.  Please use the comment section below to include the questions you have.]

 

What does it mean to use creativity in problem-solving?

Would you like to contribute to the understanding of what it means to use creativity in problem-solving?

I am preparing a document to submit to the UN describing what to expect when creativity is used in problem-solving at the government, private sector, and civil society, and welcome your voice, your additions.  You will, of course, be given credit for your contribution and will receive a copy of the document for your files.

Please keep submissions to 250 words or less, bullet form is fine, and say from which country you are writing.  Copy editing may take place. Depending on the breadth of contributions, a summary paragraph may result, summing up the themes brought forward.

Use this page for your submissions, deadline is May 7

What’s next?

Short term: I am on holiday for the next few weeks and look forward to compiling what you submit, beginning May 7, the deadline for your comments.

Longer term: Because attention to life on our planet is of prime importance, I urge you to review the Sustainable Development Goals and view each as an opportunity for creative problem-solving at home, at work, in your government, and to include these in your goals for #WCID2018 and #WCIW2018

  • What might be ways to align actions and use each as stimulation for creative problem-solving?
  • How might you combine what you are currently involved in with advancing these goals?
  • What are ways to collaborate with unlikely partners to make a difference?

Moving forward:

  • Your examples of applying creativity in problem-solving to meet the 2030 Sustainability Goals will inspire others to act in meaningful, responsible, wise and impactful ways to make a difference that makes a difference. Please keep a record of them.
  • Help is needed, your help, to keep conversations alive, to keep creative energy moving.
  • We are in for the times of our lives! Ask for what you need and want to build creative confidence, competence, capacity, comfort, and commitment to using our creativity (new ideas, new decisions, new actions, new outcomes) to make the world a better place and to make our place in the world better too.

With appreciation for your leadership,

Marci

 

Research Shows Walking Actually Improves Creative Ability. Here’s How

Do you ever get a really good idea and then unconsciously begin pacing back and forth? Do you ever notice how, when this happens, the great ideas just keep on flowing?

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.collective-evolution.com

Don’t know what to do for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21? Why not just go for a walk?

See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

What’s Missing from Science Education? Creativity.

If we’re going to inspire future generations of chemists and physicists, we have to restore the creative process in science education.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.parent.co

How important is it to teach the creative process in science?

The neuroscience of creativity

Unraveling the underlying neural mechanisms of human creativity is a tough knot to untie. Despite its difficulties, or perhaps because of them, neuroscientists are on the hunt.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Evolution has fostered and rewarded creativity. Creativity is as human as conversation.

#Creativity moves to rank 3 in World Economic Forum Top Skills Needed in 2020

TopSkillsfor2020Davos2016

http://reports.weforum.org/future-of-jobs-2016/

A good reason to use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21: to practice using the skill, or finding out more about it.

Thought experiment:  Imagine you had the responsibility for bringing World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to your office, classroom, school, factory, university, community, association, family, and so on.  In what ways might you do that?

There are resources on this site to help you get started.

Remember to add your creative action for WCIW2016 here.

Quick note: Did you notice a more ‘human’ orientation to the skills listed by the experts report at Davos? No wonder what with the emphasis on citizen engagement practices to get things done.

 

 

The Bloomberg Job Skills Report: What Recruiters Really Want

A survey of recruiters reveals the most sought-after skills in business, and where to get them.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bloomberg.com

The less common and more desired skills employers want include: strategic thinking, creative problem solving, leadership and communication.  Wouldn’t it be great to use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to strengthen these qualities among students and staff?