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Creativity at Work by Ros Taylor

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07

Impediments to creative thinking

We discovered in the last chapter that we are more emotional and knee jerk in our thinking than certainly I ever thought, and we have retained that animal instant response that gets us out of trouble. However, there are downsides to that speedy thinking that can get in the way of creativity. I have investigated what these downsides are and there are many, so I have selected my top 10 favourites. Being aware of how we think helps us to navigate decision making and creative thinking with more confidence. See if you have personally experienced any of these glitches or have observed any at meetings you have attended.

Top 10 glitches

  1. Just the data.
  2. The optimist.
  3. The way we do things.
  4. Tricked by recency.
  5. Group ...

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