Make Innovation a FACT

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Here are a few statements I find myself saying (or repeating) on a regular basis: In your organization, anyone can be creative. Creativity is not just for “creative” professions Innovation can come from anywhere in your organization — not only from R&D Innovation should run in the organization’s bloodstream.

The Open Creativity Platform

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Let’s start with the big news first, and then go into the why and how. Ready? Starting today the entire seempli Platform is open to the public for personal use. Anyone in the world can now access thousands of fun open-ended creative challenges, creative-block smashers, and ideation triggers. No sign up required. No commitment. No ads.

Imagination On Hold

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If you have kids or if you are working with kids, chances are you intuitively know what Dr. George Land found in his research: we are all born creative. Imagination is not merely an ability we all have. As young children, imagination is an essential part of our lives. Imagination, combined with observation, is how we learn about the world, how we learn about ourselves, and the force that drives us forward. Most of us intuitively feel that as we grow up, imagination takes a smaller part in our daily routine. The research done by Dr. Land shows that while 98% of 5-year olds are creative, only 2%(!) of adults are. In the same spirit, most of the people I meet claim with complete confidence that they are “just not the creative type.” Does our imagination just fade away when we grow up? Is our creativity designed to start with a bang and quickly decline? And how come some people remain imaginative and creative in everything they do. A few days ago I chatted with a Dr. Gillian Judson who is working on bringing back imagination to the front of the education system. She claimed imagination does not fade away … Read More

My Creativity-Enabling Toolbox

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If you are a regular reader of the seempli blog, you already know that many of my posts are about how each and every one of us can develop and ignite their creativity. seempli — the creativity platform — is designed to help you master and apply your creativity on a daily basis. But today I would like to highlight other tools I am personally using. They might not be the first tools that you think of when considering creativity tools. But for me, they are real creativity-enablers. Whether you will use these tools or similar ones, there’s an essential takeoff from this list: creativity starts in your head, but there are tools that can help you clear the way to an even higher level of creative results.

seempli v2.5: Your Creativity Toolbox

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It’s springtime here in Israel, and this makes a perfect time to launch the latest updated of seempli. We took this opportunity to redesign the navigation in our platform around what you are aiming to achieve when you work with seempli. So, without further ado, this is seempli v2.5:

Open Space

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Are you working in an open space? No, I don’t mean the physical cubicles. Are you working in an open environment? Do you have the space to be creative, to take risks, and to fail?

ReMix and Get in Gear!

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The February 2018 release of the seempli Creativity Platform is live with two exciting features that will help you take your creative skills even further!

The Creative Butterfly Effect

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One of the coolest things about the creative “process” is its randomness. Regardless of the many attempts to capture creativity as a process, I find it more effective to think of it as quite a random mess.

On Building Skills and Quick Wins

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How much are you willing to invest in your creativity? Not in terms of money. Let’s talk about time: are you willing to spend 10-20 minutes a day for an entire year? Or will you prefer a one-day workshop to boost your creativity? And how about other skills? Can you really become a better manager or run a more effective life by attending a workshop? Will you wake up the next day with better skills and new capabilities? Many (maybe even most) organizations tend to search for quick wins. But when it comes to building skills quick wins are often a facade. There might be wins along the way, but if you stop with the “quick” ones, the effect will not last. Let’s understand why so many organizations look for quick wins and what is the inherent problem with that approach.

What Makes Good Raw Material

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Many people try to describe creativity as a process. I don’t think we can (or need) to formalize it using a process language. There isn’t any predefined list of steps we can follow that will guarantee creative results. But creativity does share one important attribute with processes: without input, there won’t be any output.