How to Converge Scary Ideas?

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GE’s Commercial, Ideas Are Scary is a perfect depiction of the value of ideas that are dirty and crazy. There are several idea generation tools on the market today that help spur teams to be more creative or innovative. However, most of those tools do not provide a process for dealing with the craziest ideas from their idea generation session. Lateral Thinking provides teams with a process on how to take those dirty, crazy ideas and make them practical and useful ideas. ...

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Is Creative Culture Linked to Play?

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Babis Mainemelis, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, has been researching the connection between office playtime and creativity. In his view, play is not a specific set of activities, but rather a mindset of flexibility, curiosity, and exploration. Furthermore, Prof. Mainemelis identifies two different types of play: play as engagement and play as diversion.

Diversion play means playing while at work, but not with work. Examples might include office ping-pong matches or lunchtime soccer games. This type of ...

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