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Take a Few Minutes« Please fill out the Questionnaire
What does creativity/innovation mean to you as a Leader? (Please take a few moments to write your answer down)
What is your ideal work situation? (Please take a few moments to write your answer down)
Creativity/Innovation What does your work situation look like now? (Please take a few moments to write your answer down) .
Creativity/Innovation«Defined The ability to transcend traditional ideas. or imagination: Introduction of new things or methods .. rules. methods. etc. or the like. originality. and to create meaningful new ideas. progressiveness. relationships. patterns. interpretations. forms.
while at the same time pushing forward the boundaries in some way Originality alone is not enough.Creativity/Innovation«Defined It's about doing the best work possible.they also have to be useful or valuable and appropriate Creativity Centre . since new ideas may be simply bizarre . given the resources at one's disposal.
Creativity/Innovation«Defined Imagination: where ideas are born Creativity: the act of creation and development of ideas Ideas: two or more bits of information. thoughts or opinions brought together to create a new concept Innovation: the implementation of creative ideas .
Creativity/Innovative Do you value creativity? .
Creativity/Innovative Do you value creativity and innovation? How do you show that? .
Creativity/Innovation Do you value creativity? How do you show that? (Please take a few moments to write your answer down) .
Creativity/Innovation Please take a few minutes to discuss answers with your neighbor Write down your responses Have one person report to the group .
Creativity/Innovation Some Statistics .
85K employees think their senior management supports new ways of doing things«41% acts in a way that¶s consistent with their values« 40% Tower Perrins ³Engagement levels in US Have Not Increased´ 11/2005 .Statistics According to a study done by Towers Perrin.
85K employees think their senior management effectively communicates the reasons for important business decisions« 37% believe communicates openly and honestly to employees« 33% Tower Perrins ³Engagement levels in US Have Not Increased´ 11/2005 .Statistics According to a study done by Towers Perrin.
direction.Reality In short. vision and clarity Can you fit in creativity too? . employees are looking for guidance.
employees are looking for guidance. vision and clarity Can you fit in creativity too? Can you afford not to? . direction.Reality In short.
Statistics According to a study done by IBM 65% of the world¶s top corporate CEOs stated that they plan to radically change their companies over the next two years They are increasingly focused on innovation in their business models and operations as key mechanisms for driving change The IBM Global Study 2006 .
or an operational process or management behavior The IBM Global Study 2006 .Statistics According to a study done by IBM This is not just about product innovation. but how to innovate a business model.
or an operational process or management behavior As they contemplate this change only 20% recognize that they have highly successful in such endeavors in the past The IBM Global Study 2006 . but how to innovate a business model.Statistics According to a study done by IBM This is not just about product innovation.
Creativity/Innovation Management Rule #137 .
not as I say .Creativity/Innovation Management Rule #137 Do as I do.
Creativity/Innovation Management Rule #137 Do as I do. not as I say Your behavior is the model for employees .
What is a Leader to Do? If you wanted to improve the environment for innovation. what specifically would you do? .
What is a Leader to Do? If you wanted to improve the environment for innovation. what specifically would you do? Leaders often struggle with this question .
There is a better way . then decide what to do .doing something that is poorly thought out. many times they will just shotgun it .What is a Leader to Do? When leaders wish to improve the climate. or doing something that makes the situation worse.first understand the system and get the data.
What is a Leader to Do? Think back to the questionnaire What if you answered it as as one of your employees Would the answers change? Think about one employee and answer the questionnaire again .
What is a Leader to Do? Use this questionnaire (or another assessment tool) to take the temperature of your climate .
and how committed am I to the work?) Freedom (How free am I to decide how to do my job?) Idea Time (Do we have time to think things through before having to act?) Idea Support (Do we have a few resources to give new ideas a try?) Charles W. how emotionally involved. . Prather.D. Ph.The Nine Dimensions Challenge (How challenged.
The Nine Dimensions Trust & Openness (Do people feel safe in speaking their minds and openly offering different points of view?) Playfulness and Humor (How relaxed is our workplace is it OK to have fun?) Conflicts (To what degree do people engage in interpersonal conflict or "warfare?") Debates (To what degree do people engage in lively debates about the issues) Risk-Taking (Is it OK to fail when trying new things?) .
The Nine Dimensions RESOURCES Idea Time Idea Support Challenge and Involvement .
The Nine Dimensions PERSONAL MOTIVATION Trust and Openness Playfulness and Humor Absence of Interpersonal Conflicts .
The Nine Dimensions EXPLORATION Risk-Taking Debates About the Issues Freedom .
Where to Improve? The dimensions in greatest need for improvement were Risk-Taking Idea Time Idea Support. Trust and Openness The other areas were considered good .
Creativity/Innovation What can you do to improve creativity and innovation? (Please take a few moments to write your answer down) .
Creativity/Innovation Please take a few minutes to discuss answers with your group Write down your responses Have one person report to the group .
Case Studies 3M policy that everyone from mailroom to director level has the right to spend 15% of their working day engaged in projects and experiments that have no immediate commercial value to the firm Results? .
Case Studies Post-it-notes Scotchgard Policy is over 60 years old Google provides 20% free time .
Case Studies BMW challenges the notion that some people are paid to have ideas Staff suggestions are encouraged from all levels Results? .
Case Studies Over 14K suggestions 75% were implemented Saved the company over $20MM .
Case Studies Dollond and Aitchison (eye care) Have a suggestion box in every department Encourages all staff to write directly to the CEO with suggestions CEO provides written replies and appropriate reward ideas that become reality Results? .
Case Studies An idea from a staff member started a new computer program that pairs customers with the ideal frame to suit their appearance and lifestyle Sales increased by 17% .
Allows employees to build relationships with each other .Case Studies Eze Castle Software (90 employees) Promotes a 10 minute cookie and milk break every afternoon in their corporate kitchen.
kitchen clean up.Case Studies Eze Castle Software (90 employees) Chore Wheel One chore each week over a 3 month period Dishes. lights (8 in total) Back-ups assigned from different departments Ombudsperson in place to ensure fairness and to help implement suggestions employees found that the tasks were welcome breaks that took fewer than 15 minutes a day . supply closet.
" . When he first gathered the employees together to explain the chore system. McLaughlin told them: "There's not one person here. Just give us back half that time every few months. who doesn't spend 20 to 30 minutes a day messing around on the Internet. including myself.
Case Studies Builds corporate responsibility Builds camaraderie and new relationships Savings to the company 30% to the bottom-line .
Implementation Explain what you want to do Keep it simple and the rules transparent Promote to all staff and make it clear that everyone is involved Personal attacks will not be accepted No threat to their jobs .
Implementation Show them that you value their adaptability and capacity to improve Let them know (when possible) they will have a say in implementing their ideas Assign an idea person or team to evaluate all suggestions. Otherwise you won¶t be taken seriously Reward people who have good and innovative ideas . Give a response either yes or no with in one month Implement every single suggestion that seems feasible without fail or delay.
Questions to ask What¶s the next big thing? How can I surprise and delight my loyal customers with something they didn¶t realize they want In what ways might we improve? How can we get back on track? Eliminate the why .
Creativity/Innovation Positives and Negatives .
Creativity/Innovation Positives and Negatives How do you deal with them? .
Planning Your Program This is an individual exercise Fill out the planning your program form by stating: What you have learned How you would like to apply it What steps you will do to apply Who will support you Are there any barriers to overcome and if so what? How will you know you achieved your goal .
creativity is an essential feature of human behavior.Conclusion Managers' own assumptions and prejudices may need to be challenged. Most people are capable of a lot more creativity than they or their managers realize . or that creativity at work is disruptive and counter-productive Organizations which take creativity seriously realize that it's about optimizing the performance of every department and that everyone has a role to play In fact. It is often erroneously assumed that some people are creative while others are not.
Creativity/Innovation Questions .
Creativity/Innovation Thank You«Good Luck And take a cookie! .
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