About This Chapter
Logical vs. Creative Thinking in the Workplace - Chapter Summary
In this mobile-friendly workplace creativity chapter, your employees will be introduced to the main differences between logical and creative thinking. Have your employees work through these bite-sized lessons to review the fundamentals of functional fixedness and the practical applications of creative and critical thinking in the workplace. As your employees work through the chapter, they can reinforce their knowledge by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter is available online at any time that fits your employees' schedules, and they can access the material on any Internet-connected device.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: The chapter helps employees become aware of the differences between creative and critical thinking in workplace contexts.
- Helps overcome functional fixedness: Lessons discuss methods that employees can use to recognize and overcome functional fixedness at work.
- Improves creative thinking abilities: Employees who complete the chapter will be able to strengthen their creative thinking skills.
By the end of the chapter, your employees should be able to:
- Define the concept of functional fixedness in psychology
- Explain the importance and practical applications of critical and creative thinking in business
- Recognize opportunities for creative workplace thinking
- Use creativity to overcome functional fixedness
1. Functional Fixedness in Psychology: Definition & Examples
How does looking at a coin or a box of matches demonstrate the inability to think creatively? In this lesson, we'll examine functional fixedness, a cognitive bias that can prevent creative thinking and problem-solving, and how to overcome it.
2. Creative & Critical Thinking in Business: Importance & Examples
Businesses are aware that the need for creative and critical thinking is essential to their success. This lesson explains creative and critical thinking and shows the importance of both in business.
3. Identifying Opportunities for Creative Thinking in the Workplace
This lesson will go over a simple creative thinking model. Anyone can use it to help them decide when creativity is appropriate, or not, in the workplace.
4. Overcoming Functional Fixedness with Creativity
Functional fixedness is one of the great roadblocks to innovation. In this lesson, we are going to define this term and explore some ways to overcome it.
5. Practical Application: Creative vs. Critical Thinking in the Workplace
Creative- and critical-thinking skills are very different, yet they're both crucial to success in business. How do you know when to use which type of thinking? The scenarios in this lesson will help you distinguish when to use creative thinking and when to use critical thinking.
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