Assignment: Individual Reflection: Your Creative Thinking Profile
Understanding your own creative thinking profile provides a framework for the way you think about the creative challenges and opportunities you face every day. In the next few weeks of this course, you will work with a number of techniques that will help you develop and refine your approaches to creativity. It is important to reflect deeply on your identified creative style and understand what it means in terms of leadership, responsibility, and managerial functions and decisions.
For this Assignment, address the following:
- First, describe your personal creative thinking profile using the course text and “Tapping into Our Creative Thinking Skills to Manage Complex Problems” from this week’s Resources. You may find you identify with more than one style. Identify your first and second preferences and validate those preferences with examples that illustrate the two styles. In your descriptions, include insights you gained about your creative thinking preferences and skills.
- Based on careful reflection on your current or most recent professional role or a role you would aspire to have, describe the aspects of your work that align well with your profile, as well as those that do not.
- Explain how you, as a colleague or manager, will respect, learn from, and collaborate with individuals with similar or different creative thinking styles.
- Propose how organizations can best use differences in creative thinking to create sustainable, competitive advantages.
Guidance on Assignment Length: Your Week 2 Individual Reflection assignment should be 2–4 pages (1–2 pages if single spaced), excluding a title page and references.