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Creativity in the workplace

Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace

2 Day Instructor Led Course – 14 Contact Hours

Course Objectives

By the time you have completed the workbook you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between creativity and innovation
  • Recognize the increasing importance of creativity and innovation in organizational success
  • Appreciate some of the different techniques that can help you to lead people through a creative ideas generation process
  • select an appropriate creative approach to developing innovations in your organization
  • implement innovative ideas in your organization
  • Understand the importance of creativity and innovation for the organization
  • Use a technique to encourage creative ideas amongst team member
  • Explain barriers to creative thinking and resistance to innovation within the team
  • Explain how to gain the commitment of others in moving creative ideas forward
  • Evaluate creative and innovative ideas and make reasoned recommendations to managers and others
Course Outline

Module 1 Understanding The Need For Innovation

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. The benefits of organizational innovation

Module 2 Using Tools To Promote Innovation

  1. Types of innovation
  2. Drivers of Innovation
  3. A culture of innovation
  4. Barriers to innovation
  5. Promoting Innovation

Module 3 Putting Innovation Into Practice

  1. Evaluating Innovations
  2. Decision-making grids
  3. Managing risk in innovation
  4. Carrying out a force field analysis
  5. Organizational innovation
  6. Intellectual Property

Module 4 Stimulating Innovation

  1. Other techniques for creativity and Innovation
  2. Brainstorming
  3. TRIZ
  4. SCAMPER
  5. Random juxtaposition
  6. Nominal Group Technique (NGT)
  7. Learning from mistakes
  8. Other creative thinking techniques