63 Ways to Stimulate Employee Creativity and Innovativeness

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63 Ways to Stimulate Employee Creativity and Innovativeness
elmer palacio, Member
Apart from a #0. Bottom-up approach,
I. In what other ways can an organization stimulate creativity and innovation in its employees?
II. What conditions and strategies are needed to support these approaches?
Thanks for your ideas...
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#1. Training in Creativity MethodsSign up
Dr zahra gheidar, Member
More than 7 years experience in creativity classes...


#5. Grant Freedom to Employees
#6. Provide Support by ManagersSign up

My experience both in business and in teaching sho...

#7. Create an Environment of InquisitivenessSign up
Herman, Member
In reading the responses to the question, it seems...

#8. Organize Assistance to help IncubationSign up
Ceferino Dulay, Jr., Member
Throughout my career I have been involved with cre...

#9. Train Only Talented PeopleSign up
Md Sufyan, Member
The best person for the assigned job should be the...

#10. Create a Safe, Fearless and Risk Taking EnvironmentSign up
pawan jain, Member
To stimulate employee creativity, provide a fearle...

#11. Do Away with a Blame Culture
#12. Institute Organisational Learning
#13. Reward SystemSign up

Martin, Member
- First and foremost one should do away with a bla...

#14. Establish a Culture of Playing and FunSign up
Michael Nestor, Member
I agree with so many of the points stated. In the ...

On #3: Ask themSign up
Andrew Blaine, Member
@Mandy Kendall: ...

#15. Inititate Special Creativity Events, Competitions, Exhibitions, ProjectsSign up
Roberta Rizzo, Member
I reckon creativity is a question of character and...

#16. Organize the C&I EffortSign up
Satya Narayan, Member
We need to also organize this entire effort. The M...



#20. Avoid Rules, Regulations and RestrictionsSign up
harish ramakrishnan, Member
Avoid restriction and demoralization in an organiz...

#21. Listen Actively
#22. Provide Non-judgemental Feedback
#23. Stop Immediate FilteringSign up

Jean-Marc Guillemette, Member
As expressed by others, make it clear that contrib...

#24. Collectively Create an Innovation StrategySign up
Alexander N. Raikov, Premium Member
For the purpose of stimulating creativity and inno...

#25. Visualize the GAP between Current (IST) and Desired (SOLL) SituationSign up
Marcel Rietmaeker, Member
A good start is to visualize (using a

#27. Use External People for (Extra) CreativitySign up
Anand Brambha, Member
The type of leaders within the organization often ...


#28. Top Management Must Recognize the Relevance of C&ISign up
Erico Ebeling, Member
My understanding is that first of all, the decisio...

On #5 and #20: Just Like you Encourage Children...Sign up
Ching Quek, Member
Just like the way you encourage your children... A...

#29. Delegate Tasks as Much as PossibleSign up
Zaynabfaps adeleke, Member
Employees of any organisation should be constantly...

#30. Give Employees Time to Think and Work on own ProjectsSign up
Rodel Carandang, Member
Give employees time to think.
Google give the...

#31: Find and Match the Right Employees
#32. Provide Talent Career DevelopmentSign up

kvssiyer, Member
Employees are creative and innovative by nature. I...

#33. Look for a Freewheeling, Creative Thinking MindsetSign up
Ceferino Dulay, Jr., Member
I can understand a process of identifying problems...

#34. Challenge EmployeesSign up
N.Prabha, Member
According to my point of view - giving challenging...

#35. Unlearn Past Experiences and Impressions
#36. Welcome and Encourage Diversity of IdeasSign up

srinivas, Member
What holds back in creating a qualitative creative...

#37. Look for Inspiration Outside the Own Company BordersSign up
Feyzal Peeroo, Member
It is not easy to be creative, unless the end just...

#38. Encourage All Staff to Do Things Slightly DifferentlySign up
Harp Minhas
Everyone is creative, it is not limited to the int...

#39. See this Change as an Investment and as a StrategySign up
Martijnse, Member
A condition and strategy you might think of is to ...

#40: Try to Focus the Creativity on CLIENT RequirementsSign up
Creativity depends on the requirements. The diffic...

#41. Become a Problem-solving OrganizationSign up
Bernhard Keim, Premium Member
The creative mind tries to solve problems for the ...



#45. Create a Bottom-up Communication PlatformSign up
Nelisa Koti, Member
Bottom up is important. So a firm may establish so...

Creativity - the RecipeSign up
Arif ur Rehman, Member
Dear all, the barriers often blinding us complet...

#46. Create an Innovation Club and give PartiesSign up
Essentia, Member
Innovation is at the heart of an individual's pers...

#47. Make Innovators Rediscover the Creativity in Their Inner SelfSign up
Dr zahra gheidar, Member
Building on my suggestion for @

#48. ReengineeringSign up
I' d like to reinforce the
On #39. See Innovation as a Strategic Effort rather than as Fixing ProblemsSign up
Ceferino Dulay, Jr., Member
Although problems present opportunities for innova...


#55. Do not Mandate Creativity; Nurture ItSign up
Alan Kennedy
Wow! What a great set of responses to Professor Pa...


On #30: Creativity and the AmpersandSign up
Arif ur Rehman, Member
Dear all, creativity needs an environment that cat...


On #56: Creativity, Innovation and DisciplineSign up
Andrew Blaine, Member
Any innovation that does not start from management...

#57. Creativity is not an Exercise. It's an AttitudeSign up
Bernhard Keim, Premium Member
Creativity depends on culture of an organization. ...



The Leader's TrajectorySign up
Arif ur Rehman, Member
@Tom Wilson: En...


#58. Establish Employee-led InnovationSign up
Anneke Zwart, Moderator
It has been recognized that innovation is not only...


#61. Ask Many Challenging QuestionsSign up
Ceferino Dulay, Jr., Member
Creativity is not something that you plan for and ...


#63. Create an Idea-driven OrganizationSign up
Prabhavathi A, Member
In India and many other places, people work just t...


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