The Importance Of Creative People In Society

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As I entered this course I believed there was a substantial number of creative people in society today and would see no reason why that would change over time. However, in my opinion, American society has shifted to encouraging, awarding, and focusing on those that can be creative in the business world. Startups and “self-made billionaires” are the newest role models.
A person that is creative; has a passion to create something from nothing, to solve a problem in a novel way, or share a story or emotion through with others – story, song, painting, theater, etc. Creativity can be part of almost anything where someone isn’t restricted to following a defined “recipe.” Which isn’t to say that cooking can’t be creative, quite the contrary. Anyone
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That could be a new product that is easier to use or cheaper or faster, or one that is more fun or just different for the sake of being different. Chances of success for a creative idea are slim, people are creatures of habit. Even if a new idea is better in every way, if people are unaware of the product, or are so entrenched in the old product, or don’t understand the new product, they might not accept the new product.
All three sources; individuals, groups, and/or organizations can be sources of creativity and can help foster it, or discourage it. A creative individual can bring creative products or solutions into the world, while they can be stifled by the group or organization they are in and not share them. While a group or organization and foster and bring out creative ideas from individuals that otherwise might not have had those ideas on their own.
I try to bring a new perspective to the workplace to solve problems and create new solutions to problems. In my personal life my creativity shows in much the same way, solving household issues in creative ways, building or customizing items to meet my specific needs, or making adjustments to recipes to bring out flavors or textures that I
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Dr. Kirton defined creativity as the capacity for initiating change. According to his Adaptive-Innovation theory, creativity does not favor one particular style, level, motive, or opportunity over another. Each have their own independent advantages and disadvantages when the problem is key versus the person’s problem solving preference.
Individuals who prefer to work with firm structure are considered high adaptors, whereas, people who prefer a freer structure are considered high innovator. This diversity is an important aspect to problem solving, however, it must be managed effectively, resolved, or tolerated both at a personal and cognitive level to identify the best solutions. These different thinking styles influence group dynamics and relationships and should always be considered when problem solving. Having an understanding of these style differences and not misconceiving them as level differences will reduce stress, make better use of a wider selection of problem solving approaches and communicate more effectively, which will result in tangible creative problem

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