Creativity in the Workplace (1 Hour)
This course covers a variety of techniques used to verify and build on creative ideas, outlines when to use research and when to use simulations to check the workability of an idea, and discusses ways to build on ideas effectively. The course explores personal barriers to creativity, addresses how to overcome them, and provides strategies for enhancing creativity in the workplace. In addition, the course examines key requirements for promoting creativity in a work environment and presents techniques for fostering creativity in teams, including brainstorming and role-playing.
Approval Number: 20-866622
Provider Number: 50-31808
Creativity in the Workplace – 1.0 Hour
Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity
Believe it or not, everyone has the potential to be creative. If you’re struggling to express your creativity then something is getting in the way. The good news is that these barriers can be overcome. At work, it can be especially difficult for individuals to express themselves freely and interact in teams. But with the right approach and techniques, team leaders can provide a safe space that allows everyone to share and contribute their ideas. This course describes personal barriers to creativity and how to overcome them. It provides strategies for enhancing creativity in the workplace. In addition, it outlines key requirements for promoting creativity in a work environment. And it explores techniques for fostering creativity in teams, including brainstorming, and role playing.
Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas
The initial stages of idea generation require an open approach uninhibited by rationale and critique. But sometimes to put those ideas into practice, you need to make sure they’ll actually work. This involves checking whether they’re grounded in reality and feasible from an organizational viewpoint. Some techniques that can help verify ideas are getting the opinions of key people and using simulations. Building on ideas continues the verifying process by making them more clear, relevant, and practical. This course covers a variety of techniques used to verify and build on creative ideas. It outlines when to use research and when to use simulations to check the workability of an idea. In addition, it discusses ways to build on ideas effectively.
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Methods and CE Requirements:
This online course consists of a combined total of 2 learning modules. Individuals are eligible to receive a total of 1 hours of continuing education by completing all modules within this course. Participants must complete the media-based video lectures, lesson tests and all required course components to claim continuing education credit.
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