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
  5. Random juxtaposition
  6. Nominal Group Technique (NGT)
  7. Learning from mistakes
  8. Other creative thinking techniques