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Encouraging Creativity and Risk-Taking
Transcript of Encouraging Creativity and Risk-Taking
Innovation & Risk-Taking
What is Innovation?
A combination of both...
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original".
- Ken Robinson
take strategic risks to make things better
Where do new
ideas come from?
What is creativity?
Surpass traditional ideas
Create new ideas
What is the difference between
think outside the box
approach things in a new way.
space for team work and sharing ideas
encourage and support risk-taking
create a culture of trust and collaboration
is better able to consider diverse matters
have different points of view & different abilities
have different expertise
bring new knowledge of different cultures, experiences and considerations
have dissimilar mind-sets
Trying new things
If you want to
innovation, you must first consider what your organization is doing to
- David Burkus, Prof. of Management, Oral Roberts University (2012)
What conditions are necessary to
foster creativity and innovation?
Pedal extensions for individuals of shorter stature
Brake and acceleration wheel-mounts for individuals with limited or no use of their legs.
Physical diversities can foster creativity and innovation...
Different experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities can foster creativity and innovation...
Sex: identity and orientation
Gender identity and expression
The marshmallow challenge :
fosters design thinking
Powerful technique =>
improving team’s capacity =>
generate fresh ideas
Not to mention :
IT IS REALLY FUN !
WHY Marshmallow Challenge ?
Diverse perspectives, thinking, experiences
creative and new ideas realized
The Marshmallow Challenge
Innovation and Risk Taking
Fostering Creativity and Innovation
understanding : creativity, risk-taking & innovation
understanding the relationship between diversity and innovation
how to foster creativity and risk-taking
They might also come from...
interactions with others
trial and error
visiting new places
ANY OTHERS... ?
Exploitation of new ideas = the creation of better
1- capture creative ideas
2- turn them into reality
achieve successful implementation
What are the character attributes that might foster innovation?
ability to drive new ideas forward in the face of adversity.
Does school kill creativity ?