Creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand. Creativity is the act of creating something new, such as a new idea, a new concept, or a new method or process. Innovation, in business, can be seen as the art of employing creativity to improve processes or implementing new ideas to increase productivity. In today’s business world, both are critical to ensure success. Courses in this series provide strategies for enhancing and promoting creativity in the workplace as a way to successfully and resourcefully navigate today’s business environment.
|Building Innovative Cultures and Leaders||In this course, participants will learn about business innovation cultures and types of innovation leadership. They will also learn about the importance of experimenting, managing change, and executing a project. Finally, they will learn how to attract and nurture innovation in their organization.||30 minutes|
|Promoting Creative Thinking||Strategic creative thinking is a process requiring encouragement and the freedom to take risks. This Challenge explores methods for promoting creative thinking in the workplace.||15 minutes|
|Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity||This course describes personal barriers to creativity and how to overcome them. It provides strategies for enhancing creativity in the workplace. In addition, it outlines key requirements for promoting creativity in a work environment. And it explores techniques for fostering creativity in teams, including brainstorming and role-playing.||30 minutes|
|Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas||This course covers a variety of techniques used to verify and build on creative ideas. It outlines when to use research and when to use simulations to check the workability of an idea. In addition, it discusses ways to build on ideas effectively.||23 minutes|
|Creativity: Developing and Communicating Ideas||Creativity isn't reserved for authors, painters, and filmmakers. It's an essential trait for every business professional who wants to maximize resources and discover opportunities. This Challenge Series exercise explores the skills and practices needed to be a creative force. The learner plays the role of a product development team member for an automotive diagnostic equipment company.||15 minutes|
|Innovate & Create: Leverage the Power of Generations||The modern workplace is one of vast generational diversity. Regardless of age, everyone in the workplace has something to learn and something to teach. This program demonstrates how these generations can be brought together seamlessly for successful coexistence and collaboration. With a wide variety of generations successfully working together, innovation and unbridled creativity is bound to follow.||25 minutes|
|Executing Innovation||Each innovation lifecycle is unique, but there are certain elements that successful innovations have in common. This Business Impact explores four critical components of executing innovation.||6 minutes|