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  • Blocks to Creativity
    • Mindset
    • Personal blocks to creativity
    • Organisational blocks to creativity
    From the book “Creative Problem Solving For Managers”
  • MINDSET EXAMPLES
    • We have always done it this way, why change?
    • There can only be one way to do it properly.
    • It’s experience that counts, it’s the only way to learn.
    • I learned to to it this way and it never lets me down.
    • Televisions are for receiving information – not for two way communication
  • MINDSET BLOCKS CREATIVITY
    • Mindset is a condition in which an individual becomes over-sensitized to some part of the information available at the expense of other parts.
    • It is characterized by one-right-answer thinking, looking for reasons why something will not work, and misplaced emphasis on logical thinking.
  • PERSONAL BLOCKS TO CREATIVITY
    • Strategic – inflexible thinking
    • Value – rigid personal values
    • Perceptual – narrow focus
    • Self-image – fear of failure
  • ORGANISATIONAL BLOCKS TO CREATIVITY
    • Emphasis on managerial control
    • Short range thinking
    • Analysis paralysis
    • Rigid hierarchical structures
    • Expected payoffs
    • Market versus technology orientation
    • Pressure to achieve more with less