Feel free to use Adobe’s State of Create 2016 Report findings to fuel your inspiration to celebrate and leverage World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2017.
“With our 2016 State of Create study, we set out to quantify just how much impact creativity has and the results are impressive. Globally, respondents believe that being creative is valuable for society, and it fuels innovation, economic growth, and even happiness. Yet, only three in 10 people feel that they are living up to their creative potential.
So, the question is: why not? Why aren’t we prioritising creativity when we know it’s beneficial? The call to action for all of us is to simply take a step back and create. The bottom line is companies that encourage and empower employees to create are driving results and employees who think creatively are bound to succeed. And for students, it underscores a broader opportunity – not just what, but also how we prepare students for the real world — creativity helps businesses win.”
Mala Sharma, VP & GM of Creative Cloud Product, Marketing and Community, Adobe
Innovate Brew is a first-of-its-kind program that randomly matches U-M faculty for 30-minute coffee meetings once a month to foster more innovative thinking on campus.
So simple an idea. Perhaps an initiative to begin at your workplace for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21?
As a matter of fact, the Indian education system overvalues memorisation over innovation and originality is its biggest limitation. Memorising material simply may help students score good marks in exams, but it can’t teach them the skills they require to confront real world challenges.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.kashmirlife.net
A case for using creativity thinking in schools.
See on Scoop.it – Creativity and Learning Insights
Six Degrees of Innovation, are:
- Tailor-made products and services that meet customers’ individual needs; such as downloading personalized apps to a mobile phone.
- Sustainability; where companies minimize waste and manage resource costs.
- Jointly owned assets; such as peer-to-peer businesses.
- Only paying for service that is used; such as car-share companies.
- Effective monitoring of supply chains; such as businesses which use handheld tracking systems to better monitor their operations.
- Using data to easily adapt to customer needs; such as clothing companies that can quickly produce new designs to meet fashion trends
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.marketwatch.com
Six degrees of innovation… do you agree with these?
Individual and collective creativity are the motors of innovation.
To prepare for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2016
- Look at how creative your people can be and what the conditions are to make them creative.
- See your situation and resources with new eyes, transcend away confrontational style of communication to an inclusive one. (For example, replace the phrase ‘yes, but’, with ‘yes, and’)
- Focus on the creative potential of the people involved.
- Keep in mind: Seeing creative potential doesn’t necessarily mean being able to work with it. That’s another skill set. To be covered later on.
(adapted from Citizen-Driven Innovation Guidebook issued by the World Bank)
if you peer under the hood of human innovation, the urge to play is often the first driver one encounters.
Are there more plans for play in your future?
Today’s technoculture of entrepreneurship and creative problem solving owes much to this 1960s magazine
This article gives an historic overview. Possible other sources also contributed to the growth of innovation today…