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Blocks To Creativity

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Blocks To Creativity

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Blocks To Creativity

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

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