Ch 4: Improving Individual Creativity

About This Chapter

In this chapter, your employees can learn how to go about improving individual creativity at work. The chapter offers short and expertly taught business lessons that can be accessed on any computer or mobile device.

Improving Individual Creativity - Chapter Summary

Help your employees improve their individual creativity at work by assigning these simple corporate training lessons. The chapter is taught by expert business instructors who lay out methods and strategies for fostering creativity at work and optimizing creative workspaces. You can assign these lessons whenever it's convenient, and your employees can review the lessons whenever they have free time. The chapter also comes with short quizzes to help reinforce these creativity strategies.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: The chapter contains lessons that help employees become aware of the applications of creativity, brainstorming, divergent thinking and convergent thinking.
  • Discusses creativity applications: Lessons cover the practical business applicants of individual creativity and creative decision making.
  • Improves creativity: Employees will be able to foster creativity at work and configure their office spaces to maximize creativity.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your employees should be able to:

  • Identify the elements of cognitive thinking
  • Recognize the importance of creativity in decision making
  • Foster creativity at work
  • Configure office spaces for productivity and creativity
  • Evaluate the practical applications of improving one's individual creativity
  • Discuss the applications of the workplace scorecard

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Improving Individual Creativity
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Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

1. Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

Creativity is useful in almost any situation, but how is creativity defined? This lesson covers the definition of creativity and discusses how creativity requires several different types of thinking, including divergent thinking and synthetic, analytic, and practical intelligence. This lesson also defines and describes brainstorming.

Creativity in Decision Making: Importance & Examples

2. Creativity in Decision Making: Importance & Examples

Creativity can take many forms, including the way that decisions are made for business success. Understanding the process of making creative decisions - and implementing some steps to improve your creativity - can help you make better decisions.

Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

3. Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

This lesson discusses the importance of creativity in the workplace. Learn how employers can encourage, promote, and reward employees to foster creativity.

Configuring an Office Space for Creativity & Productivity

4. Configuring an Office Space for Creativity & Productivity

The lesson will address some of the common issues that are related to making an office space or a work environment a more productive place. The lesson will also discuss ways that an office space can be arranged for more creativity.

Practical Application: Improving Individual Creativity

5. Practical Application: Improving Individual Creativity

How can you become a more individually creative and innovative employee? Here, we'll be looking at open-ended questions that can help you find ways to improve individual creativity not only in yourself but also in your fellow employees.

Practical Application: Individual Creativity in the Workplace Scorecard

6. Practical Application: Individual Creativity in the Workplace Scorecard

Individual creativity can have a massive positive effect on a company, which is why many companies choose to have their employees go through creativity training. This scorecard will help managers assess the learning outcomes of employees' creativity training.

Chapter Practice Exam
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