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How to kill creativity in your organization

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Most people are born creative. As children, we revel in imaginary play, ask outlandish questions, draw blobs and call them dinosaurs. But over time, because of socialization and formal education, a lot of us start to stifle those impulses. We learn to be warier of judgment, more cautious, more analytical. The world seems to divide into “creatives” and “noncreatives,” and too many people consciously or unconsciously resign themselves to the latter category.
And yet we know that creativity is essential to success in any discipline or industry. According to a recent IBM survey of chief executives around the world, it’s the most sought-after trait in leaders today. No one can deny that creative thinking has enabled the rise and continued success of countless companies, from start-ups like Facebook and Google to stalwarts like Procter & Gamble and General Electric.
In this presentation you will discover why you lost your creative confidence—the natural ability to come up with new ideas and the courage to try them out, and how to restore it back.

  • The first 15 or 16 slides are stolen and adapted directly from my presentation on creativity found here: https://www.slideshare.net/jted/chaos-and-creativity. Next time, please ask for permission or at the very least attribute the work.
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  • Nit-picking Pedantry....another source of killing creativity.
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  • I love the sense of irony (intentionally or otherwise) when people's focus is on the accuracy of the spelling.
    I was thoroughly engrossed in the message regarding creativity! The comments re spelling are exactly what is being fought against.
    Know when spelling is vital, know when logic is essential and then follow the rules. Also know when logic and rule adherence get in the way of creativity - because they do and then they kill it dead!
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  • I am sorry I started to learn English in the high school and then I went to the faculty of Medicine so my English language is not that perfect :)
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  • Just give me the number of the slide and I will explain it to you and then fix it in the 2nd version
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How to kill creativity in your organization

  1. How to kill creativity in your company
  2. Introduction& thank-you
  3. nexus training solutions Akram Saad founding partner & buisness development director { entrepreneur founder director speaker trainer experinced
  4. nexus training solutions Akram Saad founding partner & buisness development director { entrepreneur founder director speaker trainer experinced Creativity & Innovation addict
  5. nexus training solutions Akram Saad founding partner & buisness development director { entrepreneur founder director speaker trainer experinced Creativity & Innovation addict
  6. question: What is creativity & how does it work?
  7. question: What is creativity & how does it work? Do we really kill creativity? and how?
  8. creativity: cre·a·tiv·i·ty n. the ability to use imagination to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods.
  9. Not Just For Starving Artists In 2009/2010 IBM interviewed over 1,500 CEOs around the globe. Creativity was cited as the #1 most important leadership quality over the next 5 years.
  10. expertise creative thinking skills motivation The three components of Creativity
  11. The three components of Creativity expertise motivation creative thinking skills where the magic happens
  12. knowledge The three components of Creativity expertise motivation creative thinking skills where the magic happens
  13. knowledge flexibility & imagination The three components of Creativity expertise motivation creative thinking skills where the magic happens
  14. knowledge flexibility & imagination intrinsic & extrinsic The three components of Creativity expertise motivation creative thinking skills where the magic happens
  15. creativity-killing practices
  16. an employee in a large company The story of ali
  17. he thought he will be a superman the story of ali
  18. but actually he got shot The story of ali
  19. 1. ROLE MISMATCH
  20. The most eligible employee is wed to the most eligible assignment
  21. The most eligible employee is wed to the most eligible assignment& open urgent
  22. 2. MISS MANAGING THE FREEDOM
  23. managers tend to change goals freqently or fail to define them clearly
  24. managers claim that employees are empwored to explore the maze but implicitely communicate that new methods are not welcome
  25. 3. ROTION RESOURCES
  26. set impossible short deadlines or by restricting resources to minimum
  27. 4. REDUCE GROUP DIVERSITY
  28. ASSEMBLE HOMOGENOUS TEAMS
  29. 5. NO ENCOURAGEMENT
  30. failing to acknowledge innovative efforts and meet the new ideas with time consuming layers of evaluation or even harsh criticism
  31. 6. NO SUPPORT
  32. LETTING POLITICAL PROBLEMS, INFIGHTINGS AND GOSSIP FESTER IN THE ORGANIZATION
  33. why ali couldn t think of something different ’
  34. ’ WE DON T NEED TO BE CREATIVE FOR MOST OF WHAT WE DO ’
  35. ’ WE DON T NEED TO BE CREATIVE FOR MOST OF WHAT WE DO ’
  36. ’ WE HAVEN T BEEN TAUGHT TO BE CREATIVE ’
  37. ’ OUR OWN BELIEF SYSTEMS MAY PREVENT US FROM THINKING SOMETHING DIFFERENT
  38. MENTAL LOCKS thinking more Of the same
  39. The Creative Method & Systems the one right answer mentality
  40. “Heraclitus when there is no sun we can see the evening stars
  41. That s Not Logial’
  42. “ edward de bono if some one says he has learned to think, most of us assume that he means he has learned to think logically.
  43. FOLLOW THE RULES
  44. “ robert frost two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
  45. BE PRACTICAL
  46. “w.i. beveridge the human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy
  47. That s not my area of expertise ’ ’
  48. “heraclitus lovers of wisdom must open their minds to very many things.
  49. don t be foolish’
  50. “alfred sloan when everyone thinks alike, no one is doing very much thinking.
  51. The Creative Method & Systems to err is wrong
  52. “Roger von oech we are taught that right answer are good and incorrect answers are bad
  53. i am not creative
  54. “Epictetus what concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
  55. thank you & have a nice day

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