Research shows that with practise, we can all learn to become more creative.
When we hear of people known for their remarkable creativity, it's quick to assume that they are born different from the rest of us. We forget that these creative geniuses often spent years working on projects that did not turn out that well. Many hours of sharpening their thinking or skills finally created something unique.
Puccio's Thinking Skills Model is one of the best-tested attempts to teach workplace creativity. Research showed that participants in creativity training generated four times as many original ideas as those who didn't.
The programme highlights the need to balance convergent and divergent thinking. Both are essential.
How to apply convergent and divergent thinking in seven steps:
It takes time to develop creativity skills. But with a bit of work, you can make significant progress.
The right mindset is needed to develop your creativity.
Research shows that learning-oriented people showed greater improvement in the number and quality of ideas than people who see their abilities as fixed.
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