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The Creativity Imperative - Prototypes, Process, and Play 2015

Success for companies is now dependent upon creativity and innovation, both hailed as the most important contributors to the growth of the economy. These days, these skills are not just a good idea, but are imperative. Unfortunately, most don't know where to start in order to structure an environment where creativity and innovation can thrive. Good news: laying the foundation for inspiring creativity and enhancing innovation is easier than you think. Discover the four directives to follow that will help to enhance engagement, reignite passion, and amp up meaningful contribution, and enable you, your team, and your company to develop fantastic products and services.

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The Creativity Imperative - Prototypes, Process, and Play 2015

  2. Denise R. Jacobs Prototypes, Process, & Play ★ Chicago, IL ★ 6 August 2015
  3. @denisejacobs @ChicagoCamps #PPPConf #creativityimperative
  4. Want the slides?
  5. Ohai! Photo by Derek Kearney
  6. My jamm
  7. Create
  8. It’s the new Black
  9. IBM CEO Study, 2010
  10. Considered important
  11. Creative? Me! Yes!
  12. Creative? Child, please
  13. Creative? Umm…maybe?
  14. “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  15. Create!
  16. Here be dragons
  17. Thou shalt not
  18. Lip service
  19. “There can be no doubt: creativity gets killed much more often than it gets supported.” Teresa Amabile, Harvard Business School professor and Innovation expert
  20. Sacrifice creativity for control
  21. Unengaged talent
  22. It was a nice idea…
  23. Adobe’s State of the Create Study
  24. An imperative
  25. New paradigm
  26. We MUST create
  27. Four directives that you must
  28. Unblock, Communicate, Collaborate, Allocate
  29. Unblock
  30. Barriers to creativity
  31. TIME
  32. F.E.A.R. =
  33. Fear of unique ideas
  34. Fear of making mistakez
  35. No proper outlets
  36. Experimentation mindset
  37. Encourage stupid ideas
  38. Those may be the ONES
  39. Tinker
  40. Where do good ideas come from?
  41. Allow for inspiration
  42. Engaged = Creative
  43. Communicate
  44. Become an adept listener
  45. Be present
  46. Pay attention
  47. Relax your own agenda
  48. “Until you really learn a language it can’t teach you.” Douglas Crockford, The Good Parts, Trondheim Developer’s Conference
  49. Don’t keep ideas to yourself
  50. Self-preserve or share knowledge?
  51. Be generous
  52. Got presenting skillz? Photo: Denise Jacobs
  53. Sell your ideas
  54. Collaborate
  55. Mo’ people, mo’ creativity
  56. Truth.
  57. Collective creative ideas=infinite
  58. Creating together well
  59. Need everyone
  60. Diversity of ideas & people
  61. Amplify the ideas of others
  62. By doing this
  63. Replacing it with this!
  64. Builds trust
  65. Teach and learn=Mentoring
  66. Allocate
  67. "Deciding how much time and money to give to a team or project is a judgment call that can either support or kill creativity." Teresa Amabile
  68. Time
  69. 20% Time works when used
  70. Ask Photo: Denise Jacobs
  71. Petition/Demand
  72. Tools
  73. Resources
  74. Produce
  75. Empowered Makers
  76. Tap into existing talent
  77. Umair Haque
  78. Betterness? Betterness!!
  79. “The sum total of human effort can add up to not merely more, but to Better.” Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
  80. So…this happened in December (!) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  81. More. Meaning.
  82. Well?
  83. “Only a reason has the magic to ignite, in the void, the spark; that comes to make a life feel that it has been more than accidents of fate colliding with chance.” Umair Haque, “How to Create Your Reason”
  84. The directives guide our reasons
  85. They help us get Photo: Denise Jacobs
  86. “Clarity brings about purpose, purpose brings about action, action brings about change.” Joel Yeo
  87. Follow the Imperative
  88. Get the slides, y’all!
  89. Article in NDC Magazine
  90. THE CREATIVE DOSE A Creativity + Innovation Collective Work Better. Create More. Create Betterness. Creative Thinking & Problem-solving Applying an Innovation Mindset Creative Collaboration Team Communication & Cohesion @thecreativedose
  91.  Sign up on my mailing list here! Connect and Collaborate with me! Photo used with permission:
  92. And finally…