Creativity Management ? Sustainability through Passion

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.

There are other useful definitions in this field, for example, creativity can be defined as consisting of a number of ideas, a number of diverse ideas and a number of novel ideas.

There are distinct processes that enhance problem identification and idea generation and, similarly, distinct processes that enhance idea selection, development and commercialisation. Whilst there is no sure fire route to commercial success, these processes improve the probability that good ideas will be generated and selected and that investment in developing and commercialising those ideas will not be wasted.

Sustainability through Passion

The value of passion in creativity has almost become a clich?. But not without good reason has this expression survived the test of time. Passion leads to sustainability and sustainability is vital for a number of reasons, including:

a) It is critical one factor of motivation. Moreover, it is a critical factor of intrinsic motivation.

b) It leads to continued incremental productivity, which develops competencies, refines work processes, enhances knowledge and leap the experience curve.

c) It leads to prolific output, which increases the probability of quality.

d) It helps drive ideas through to implementation, which is an area where good ideas are likely to go through intense critical evaluation.

These and other topics are covered in depth in the MBA dissertation on Managing Creativity & Innovation, which can be purchased (along with a Creativity and Innovation DIY Audit, Good Idea Generator Software and Power Point Presentation) from http://www.managing-creativity.com/< /a>

You can also receive a regular, free newsletter by entering your email address at this site.

Kal Bishop, MBA

**********************************

You are free to reproduce this article as long as no changes are made and the author's name and site URL are retained.

Kal Bishop is a management consultant based in London, UK. He has consulted in the visual media and software industries and for clients such as Toshiba and Transport for London. He has led Improv, creativity and innovation workshops, exhibited artwork in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London and written a number of screenplays. He is a passionate traveller. He can be reached on http://www.managing-creativity.com/< /a>

Creativity: Getting Out of the Box

Leadership, especially in times of change, depends increasingly on the ability of managers, professionals and... Read More

Connect With Your Creative Dream

We get so busy in our day-to-day life, with all the doing and actions and... Read More

Dare to Dream

Have you ever thought of this? When you were young and at school the teachers... Read More

Who Wants To Be A Creative Genius?

Can You Learn Creativity?Have you ever watched Robin Williams do a stand-up routine? Could so... Read More

Get your Creative Juices Flowing

Copyright 2005 Cherry Communications/Be Heard SolutionsThe creative arts enhance our lives in countless ways. They... Read More

Dancing On Your Brain: The Cha-Cha Effect

My grandmother used to say that the secret to living a good life is maintaining... Read More

Connect with Your Inner Artist

In the "Roadblocks to Creativity" e-course, we look at the 7 most common things that... Read More

Creativity And You

95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last... Read More

The Secret of Intuitive Intelligence

The word intuition comes from the Latin word intueri, meaning "to look within." Webster defines... Read More

Art, Artists and Vocation

"If you really want to upset your parents?go into the arts!"-Kurt VonnegutHow many times have... Read More

Lucid Dreaming: Discover a Whole New World

Did you know that all of your most cherished dreams are just a good night's... Read More

How To Let The Subconscious Mind Do The Creative Work

From time immemorial mankind has wished for an Aladin's lamp, which would make wisheds come... Read More

Creating Reality ? Discovering the Magician Within

We all create our own reality each and every day, whether we are aware of... Read More

SoulCollage - Combining Collage Fun with Spiritual Practice

SoulCollage? is a unique blend of spiritual practice and the fun of collage. Using our... Read More

Make EVERY DAY An Artist Retreat Day

What do you enjoy most about going on an Artist Retreat Day? For most of... Read More

Overcoming Artists Block (Part 1)

How many times does an artist stare down at that blank piece of paper thinking... Read More

Make Yourself Creative: Two Easy Idea-Generating Methods

Here are a couple of exercises to force yourself to come up with some brand... Read More

Gifts of the Inner Voice

Now that I no longer awaken to the sound of a jarring alarm clock, I've... Read More

Get Creativity?

Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few... Read More

Unleash Your Creativity and Think Your Way Out of the Box

The brain is a strange organ. It works in ways we don't yet understand and... Read More

Improve Your Bottom Line, Kens Idea Saved over $100,000

Engaged employees can show us the way to continuously improve. Customers want our products and... Read More

How A Creation Box Can Work For You

Bring to mind a time when you decided that you wanted something in your life;... Read More

Creativity Management ? Artists and Creativity

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

How to be More Creative and Enhance Your Creativity

efore thinking about how to be more creative, let me begin point out some real... Read More

Creativity Management ? Breaking Through The Mental Barrier

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

Recharge Your Battery

It was 4:15PM on a Thursday when I arrived at the hair salon to get... Read More

5 Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

We're born creative. However, this innate characteristic becomes buried as we get older. Our logical... Read More

How To Increase Creativity... Set Deadlines!

Deadlines are something all of us face from time to time. We face deadlines whenever... Read More

Revenge of the Sith ? Creativity and Structure

The common belief is that lack of structure and randomness enhances creative output, whereas in... Read More

Trying to Create From Distorted Perceptions?

We've all met people who are "negative" ? negative thinkers who consistently see the glass... Read More

Why Creative Visualization Works

Experience has shown that creative visualization works. It is quite possible to prove that circumstances... Read More

Creativity Management ? Synergy of Craft and Art

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

Top Five Journal Exercises

Keeping a journal is a form of creative expression that enhances the creativity coaching process.... Read More

The Elements of Creativity: Attributes Listing Method

Attribute listing is one of the best ways to generate ideas, whereby there any many... Read More

Creativity Myths

Sustained myths about Creativity and Innovation lead to confusion, bad practice and bad decision making.... Read More

Achieving Limitless Creativity

There are many out there who wish to help individuals achieve limitless creativity. Such a... Read More

10 Tools for Dealing with Criticism and Rejection

Ouch! Whether it's feedback we've asked for, an unsolicited remark called out from the audience... Read More

Art, Artists and Money

Practical money tips for people in the arts.1. Sock it AwayIf you are in the... Read More

How You Can Improve Your Creativity - What You Need to Know

Would you like to enhance your creativity? Do you think that increased creativity is something... Read More

Top Five Reasons to Cultivate Your Creativity

Cultivating your creativity is more than spending time with a hobby or performing and displaying... Read More

9 Ways to Live Creatively

Creativity ? according to Webster's it means having the ability or power to create; characterized... Read More

Breathing Out Stage Fright

You're stepping onto the stage, amidst opening night flurry and last minute stage directions. In... Read More

Our Limitless Quantum Reality

Modern science tells us that on a sub-atomic level -- nothing is... Read More

Drawing On Creativity: How To Trick Your Brain

Can you draw?Your answer to that question reveals a surprising amount about your brain and... Read More

How To Get In The Zone And Blast Your Marketing To A Higher Level

This may come as a surprise... but many marketers are so busy, they don't have... Read More

Creativity Management ? Intellectual Cross Pollination

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

Creativity Management ? Overcoming Blocks

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

New Inventions - From Absurd to Wacky!

New inventions? Heard of a revolving restaurant combination television tower? How about color x-ray pictures?... Read More

Creativity Isnt Just About Art It Is About Healing

Go on, pick up a pen, hold it in your hand and ask, " What... Read More

How To Entertain A Thought

After studying scores of great thinkers like Leonardo Da Vinci, I think I've stumbled upon... Read More