"Creativity is the most essential skill for navigating an increasingly complex world — or so said 1,500 CEOs across 60 countries in a recent survey by IBM...At the same time, experts fret that our public school system doesn’t foster enough creativity in our future workforce."
"(Yet) some of the best paths to encourage innovation are surprisingly simple...(E)ach of us as individuals can also work to optimize our innovative capacities. If innovation is stimulated by identifying under-served markets and then figuring out a service or product to fill the void, then here are a few low-to-no-cost suggestions for reinvigoration," writes Anne Kreamer in a recent post Creativity Lessons from Charles Dickens and Steve Jobs.
Keep reading for some simple ideas on how to expand your own creativity, and the research that backs them up. Anne Kreamer is the author of It's Always Personal --why emotion has a place at work.