Category Archives for "Innovation & Creativity"

Articles and Posts related to innovation and creativity. (This includes the training or facilitating of creative problem solving processes for groups or individuals.)

Bees using scavenged plastic to build hives

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement Bees using scavenged plastic to build hives   Synergetic Management‘s insight: LOL!  While so many people are so worried about “going organic”, Mother Nature is simply adapting to the world around her!  Now, organic is great (for some things — I admit to being skeptical on […]

Hunting the spark of creativity

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement In his 1937 book, ‘Think and Grow Rich,’ author Napoleon Hill identified 13 steps to success, one of which was the power of the mastermind.   Synergetic Management‘s insight: Conclusion: Parts of this research are very promising, but the overall goal is ill-considered because it […]

Teresa Amabile and Daniel Goleman: How managers can support creativity at work

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement What can a manager do to optimize team creativity? And what do they do commonly that squelches it? Daniel Goleman spoke with Harvard’s Teresa Amabile for his…   Synergetic Management‘s insight: Underestimate the importance of WINS at your peril This has TWO big implications: 1) […]

A Messy Desk Makes You More Creative, Study Says

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement Synergetic Management‘s insight: MY CONCLUSION The best solution: Have a clean desk you can make usefully messy when you need it! Explanation:  Essentially, the article reminds us that messy desks can provide necessary distractions that help our brains to come up with richer ideas when […]

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement A little friction generates a spark.   Synergetic Management‘s insight: Criticism DOES NOT create innovative teams. Or at least, it does not as a general rule. Just think about it – the implication would be that the most criticism-rich environments would be the most creative. You […]

10 Ideas To Move Innovation Forward

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by -= Bruce Berrien =- Through a lot of conversations on social networks, face-to-face opportunities, and reflection, I have been thinking about some of the t…   Synergetic Management‘s insight: This article is about fostering innovation and […]

Can You Balance Innovation and Execution?

See on Scoop.it – Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement An interesting academic study was done a few years ago involving the lockers of professional American football players. As a general rule, the study found that offensive players’ lockers tended (Can You Balance Innovation and Execution?   Synergetic Management‘s insight: WARNING: prepare for rant mode! […]