Creativity and Innovation are the key drivers to organizational success. Change is the inevitable result of this creative and innovative process.

Why is it important to understand the process of creativity, innovation and change? Today’s reality dictates that only those organizations that embrace creativity and innovation management will achieve sustainable competitive advantage in the market place. Peter Drucker, a great management thinker said; “I have continued to stress over the years that organizations that do not innovate will not survive”.

Successful innovations, on the other hand create change in the marketplace and in society. Just think of innovatively disruptive companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, and many others. In fact, it can be said that innovation isn’t about creating new products. Innovation is really about changing behavior.


How Good Are Your Thinking And Decision Making Skills?

The Thinker by Rodin (1840–1917), in the garden of the Musée Rodin

 Have you ever watched the show Jeopardy and been amazed by the volume of trivia the show’s contestants have stored in their minds? You might wonder how it would be to have all that information available to you without having to resort to our modern-day digital encyclopedia — Google.

But think for a second; what good is knowing all that information if you are not able to put it to good use? What good is knowing that the 17th President of the United States was Andrew Jackson unless you are able to understand the importance and impact that his presidency represented to the nation after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?

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…innovation does not only happen in Silicon Valley, New York, or Los Angeles…

Is your business affected by weather? Will your hiring patterns be affected by how severe a winter will be, or how much rain you can expect during the summer season? Would you buy a commodity if you knew there was going to be a drought in a particular part of the world? How will you plan for your next crop if you knew that adverse weather was coming nine months from today?

Fortunately, a small but innovative company twenty minutes outside of Gainesville, Florida has a solution for you.

This company is Clear Science, Inc., in Keystone Heights, Florida, whose CEO Bruce Ford is building what is clearly one of the most interesting and innovative companies around. Bruce can create a 9-month weather forecast that can be used not only by government agencies and the U.S. Armed Forces, but also by the private sector.


On Creativity, Innovation and Change

 “Change is ongoing in organizations as new ways of working replace, reshape and overlap traditional structures. New working environments are sought where people can contribute their creativity and where new ideas can be nurtured and developed into further innovations that transform organizations and lead to the production of new commodities and the delivery of new services. Change, creativity and innovation represent key processes to organizations operating in the 21st. Century.” (Andriopoulos and Dawson. “Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation” )

Technology is advancing faster every day. The world is changing at an incredibly fast pace. In fact the pace of change will continue to accelerate so dramatically that we will re-invent the world by each passing generation. All aspects of society will be affected. Business, health care, politics, war, education, the very fundamentals of human interaction will be forever changed.

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