Module 3: Boosting Innovation: Creating an Maintaining a Culture of Creativity in an Organization
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS Course?
In module one we addressed the individual level of innovation. Module two was dedicated to "team factor" of innovation. In this module we will have a closer look at organizational factors that impact innovation. The first topic which will be addressed are "Creativity Killers" - organizational factors that undermine innovation capacity and how you can avoid them. In a second step we will have a look at evidence-based management interventions that foster a culture of creativity in your organization.
A well-developed, well-run organization helps its employees to thrive. Under supportive, skilled management, individuals feel secure, trust that their organization values them, and feel liberated to raise concerns and propose new solutions to existing problems. A warm, relaxed, but stimulating professional climate tends to encourage innovative thinking as a result.
Creativity and innovative problem-solving must be cultivated within an organization. While productive, useful idea-generation does require a degree of structure, and even deadlines, a truly innovative organization provides its employees with room to explore, pursue novel approaches, and even fail (Ciit, 2016).