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Creativity at Work by Ros Taylor

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Discover adjacent possibles

Part III revealed that companies are not being consistently creative at work. So how can we improve things? Part IV explores different concepts and environments that are conducive to creativity and has some skills for creativity to suggest.

In this chapter I review the concept of the adjacent possible, which describes how the chances of having an ‘aha’ experience can be increased. Add to that the concept of ‘Q’ and how happiness and respect increase creativity at work and I defy you not to feel more creative by the end, or at least have the urge to be more creative.

Let’s start with the concept of the adjacent possible as it describes much of the creative process individually and in groups. It is the personal ‘aha’ ...

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