Monday, October 15, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Fit” Book Tuning: The Creativity Fitness Oct. 2018

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. But what are digital organizational traits, how to define digital fit and take a structural approach for digitalization?


                            The Creativity Fitness

The Multitude of Creativity Creativity is an innate ability to create novel ideas. Would you consider that creativity is a response to a stimulus and that individuals will manifest different behavioral responses to that stimulus depending on their individual experiences...? What are the personality traits or working environment which decide how creative the individual or team could be?

A Creative Mind? Creativity is a mode of thinking. Some people are more in the creative thinking mode than others. This would mean that you can switch your thinking mode to fit the circumstances. That is the secret weapon of a 'creative mind,' to be able to voluntary switch between open and closed thinking styles.

Three Practices to Build Creative Workplaces and Workforce The creative workplace is based on a triangle with three vertices: culture, method, and people. People are always the most important business asset and investment, but also one of the weakest links in organizations. The important perspective of digital transformation is to put people at the center of the business, and to both engage employees and delight customers.

Innovation vs. Inclusiveness: Do not just think that diversity is only based on how people look, in fact, the diversity of thought is the gem of creativity. Creativity is innate with many special ingredients; creativity can be developed if the conditions are right and there is inspiration, inclusiveness, encouragement, and abundance of knowledge. Innovation is then the management discipline to transform those novel ideas and achieve their business value.

Is a “Misfit” Mind a Truly Digital fit Digital fitness is about the business or talent’s capabilities to adapt to the digital dynamic –the accelerated changes or over complexity, what’re the digital fitting mindsets? Are they conventional or out-of-box? Are they homogeneous or heterogeneous? Are they compliant or critical? Are they stereotypical or creative? Does the one being called misfit actually a better fit for digital thinking? So is a misfit mind a truly digital fit?

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