Creative Together: Sparking Innovation in the New World of Work
Creative Together: Sparking Innovation in the New World of Work reveals creativity as the driving force for innovation and shares how to unlock it and employ it effectively in group projects. The book illuminates the path to overcoming limitations to creativity in three sections. The first section is about challenging the old story and igniting your creativity. The second part explains the process of creating effectively with others and why this is important in your creativity journey. In the final section, we learn about adopting the principles of conscious co-creation into our everyday life and making proactive creative accountability a lifelong practice. By the time you complete the book, you will be mentally equipped to better face challenges and make use of opportunities at work and in your everyday life.
Like a luxurious watch crafted by the finest Swiss horologists, every intricate part of the book comes together to create a brilliant, satisfying work. It includes illustrative stories, research findings, the author’s personal experience, action words, practical exercises, and introspective questions. Steven’s lyrical writing is evidence that he practices what he preaches and that he has embodied the reality of being creative. Reading the book and all its brilliant metaphors felt like a thrilling adventure.
With refreshing honesty and exemplary generosity, Steven elucidates his team’s shortcomings during a three-year European project termed Creative Leadership, lighting a clear path for the reader to follow. From his experience in Europe, you will learn to examine how you’ve been compromising your creativity and what you can do to bring your best, innovative self to your workplace. His four core Creative Styles, which he discovered through his “doctoral research and subsequent practice,” helped me understand that I am a soloist. This means I tend to think of my ideas as mine, which might be limiting in a group project. I have come to see how what I perceive as mine is, in reality, a reflection of my experiences and my interaction with other people.
Steve’s book is indeed a paradigm shifter and a deeply enriching, impactful book. It has completely changed my perspective on creativity. With the right exposure, his thoughtful, logical conclusions in the book are bound to challenge what creativity means in today’s work environment. Rather than monopolizing creativity to one portion of the population while the rest watches helplessly, everyone will come to accept they have a creative side and get to explore it for the good of all humanity. Creative Together has lit a torch that will expose untapped potentials and connect us to our unblemished, inner creativity. Get ready to awaken your creative genius!
|Page Count||298 pages|
|Publisher||Page Two Press|
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