FREEDOM TO CREATE - CREATIVITY IN ORGANIZATIONS 2015 (FC - 2015)

Welcome to Freedom to create. This course follows an intensive format and runs during August 2015. Here below you will find some of the material we have worked during our classes.

Day 1

We started with a practical exercise, creating a creative project to foster our personal and professional development. The first part of our group work was being observed by one of the group members to report on the group dynamics and the group results. Then we used one of the many possible creative techniques to develop divergent ideas. Finally we defined creativity, the 4-Cs of creativity, the individual components of creativity, and the aspects of creativity in organizations. 

Este proceso creativo es de Liedtka, J., & Ogilvie, T. (2011). Design for growth. A design thinking tool kit for managers. New York: Columbia Business School Publishing  

Este proceso creativo es de Liedtka, J., & Ogilvie, T. (2011). Design for growth. A design thinking tool kit for managers. New York: Columbia Business School Publishing

 

Day 2

We started exploring how we are defined by our mental models. We worked in groups and discussed in class the power of this invisible and valuable human characteristic. We responded seven challenges of Koffman's text on mental models.

 

First Challenge

 

Second Challenge


 

Third Challenge

 
 

Fourth challenge

 
 

Fifth Challenge

 

Sixth Challenge

 
 

Seventh Challenge

 
 

Day 3

We continued enquiring about the power of mental models in our everyday life and in our work in our organisations. We developed another experiment.

Our mental models are:

We continued the class with a distancing experiment. We discussed how to start developing our ability to go beyond our automatic patterns of thought, feeling and action. To do so we choose a conflict situation, because it is always easier to be interested by resolving a conflict. We learned that by understanding the issue with distance our motives might change. We also learned that compromising our objectives or our needs is not a creative solution. Click here to access the experiment (in Spanish)

Next, we continued learning about motivation. We started enquiring which are our real interests by following up Lafranchi's guide. Click here to access the experiment (in Spanish)

Day 4

We experimented with 'auscultation' . Then, we continued exploring our interests. This is something that can not worked out in just one day. We discovered the importance of focusing our attention at will, and we used music to train it. Afterwards we worked on the key method to go beyond our mental models and become free to create.

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