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EBOOK è EPUB Out of Our Minds è Learning to be Creative ☆ NATURALTREATMENT Í There is a paradox As children most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that isBinson offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding creativity in education and in business He argues that people and organizations everywhere are dealing with problems that originate in schools and universities and that many people leave education with no idea at all of their real creative abilities Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century I had to review this book for my 'Management of Change' class and thus I had to do a very through analysis of every part of the book This is just inform that this review can sound very descriptive to some so bear with me The author talks about the challenges facing the HR professionals and the business executives in the ever changing business environment The book starts with an example how we used to see situations in isolation This approach can no longer be used in present dynamic situations when every company is fighting for the top notch talent and the fierce competition in the market Author’s friend Dave is an actor and had severe drinking problem He cherished 12 pints a day of a local beer which was a very powerful drink When he suddenly started to feel severe back pain his physician referred him to a kidney specialist The kidney specialist after coming to know the full situation advised him to switch to spirits On this Dave told him that he fears to develop Cirrhosis of liver if he changes to spirits The specialist replied that he is not concerned about his liver because he has come to him in relation to his kidney The above is a classical example of what in medical terms is called Septic focus the tendency to look at a problem in isolation from its context Similarly companies are witnessing major changes in the environment they work in As the axis is shifting towards intellectual labours and services they urgently need people who are creative innovative and flexible This book proposes 3 basic ideas that are being explained with suitable examples 1 Everyone has creative capacities but they often do not know what they are;2 These capacities are the greatest resource available to an organization; and that3 Developing and exploiting creative capacities calls for a systemic strategy to generate a culture of innovation across the whole organization – but not only the creative departments The challenges mentioned by Robinson which are driving the need to learn an organization to be creative and to drive it are 1 The war for talent 2 The dearth of talent in spite of high number of jobless people 3 Technological changes 4 Progress in the mode of transportations5 Mode of communication6 Nanotechnology7 E business 8 Population Growth9 The Grey Revolution10 Work from home11 Academic InflationWhat is Creativity?Creativity is never in an abstract Creativity is applying the imaginationPower of imagination imaginative processes with outcome in the public worldBeing Original Creative outcome can be original on different levels personal originality social originality historic originalityValues Relationship between cultural values and creativity have implications in promoting creative activities in organizationsThe author brings the point home by giving a very fitted exampleAn Australian farmer had a large tract of land which he has inherited from his forefathers Every year he diligently tilled the land and tried to grow something in it But the produce was always negligible and stunted After a few years he grew tired and frustrated and decided to give up the land According to the law in Australia at that time the whole land went to the government after the abandonment Few years later the farmer decided to visit his lands once When he reached there He found a lot of factories and houses constructed on the land On inuiry he came to know that the land had steel reserves just 10 feet below the ground The man had been tilling just above the reserve the whole time if he had just gone a little deeper By this the author wants to convey the ir

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There is a paradox As children most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever They say they need people who can think creatively who are flexible and uick to adapt Too often they can't find them Why not? In this provocative and inspiring book Ken Robinson addresses three vital uestions Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders politicans and educators emphasize Maybe I should have read a few reviews before reading this book since it was not at all what I anticipated based on the title Most of these reviews are positive which should be a good sign but still I would have thought that the author was offering ideas to stimulate creativity in individuals given the cover Instead we have an overview of educational systems going back thousands of years changing paradigms anecdotal stories of geniuses most of whom flourished in spite of stifling societal ideas of their timesand so on All very general and most of which I already knew because I read the newspapers regularly and have read a biography or two If you're looking for ways to become creative personally and not trying to change society then look elsewhere

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Out of Our Minds Learning to be CreativeThe vital importance of promoting creativity and innovation Why does this matter so much? What is the problem? Why do so many people think they're not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we are not creative? What can be done about it? What is creativity? What can companies schools and organizations do to develop creativity and innovation in a deliberate and systematic way? In this extensively revised and updated version of his bestselling classic Ken Ro Covers a LOT of territory too much too briefly His use of headings drove me crazy all the same level so all the same importance? There was clearly some hierarchy of ideas here but it wasn't displayed; rather it was a series of sound bites Found myself skimming a lot as much of the summary I've read elsewhereExposing people to creative mediums though came through as a message We know 'em when we see 'em but getting them in front of us still seems the trick