Innovation Creativity: The Definitive Guide
By Martin Gilliard
Hello and a warm welcome to Innovation Creativity. My name is Martin and my goal is for this site to be a definitive guide to all things related to innovation and creativity.
I first gained an interest in innovation and the input to innovation creativity in 2003 while completing my Masters degree in business administration at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Since that point I have continued to research and further my learning in the innovation and creativity field.
My intention is to use this site as a means to share my knowledge and understanding with others who have similar interests in innovation and creativity.
There often tends to be confusion between innovation (the ability to make new things actually happen) and creativity (the ability to have original ideas / see a different way of doing something).
Creativity is the thinking, innovation is the implementation.
Being innovative in your day-to-day working life is a sure way to excel and promote your career on a fast track forwards.
Continuing with the status-qou may feel like a safe option, but in the long run it will turn out to be more risky than getting out there and trying new things or creating new products, approaches, processes or services.
If you don’t make the changes then you can be sure that someone else will and that someone else can soon take the lead via their innovative approach.
Another good reason for innovation / creativity is that people are often in their element when being creative or implementing creative ideas. Time flies by, you will feel like there are not enough hours in the day, you will have vast amounts of energy and you will be jumping out of bed in the morning in order to get to work on your innovative project.
My hope is that this site may assist you in being more creative and help you in gaining more understanding of the innovation process.
To get started and learn more about innovation and creativity please use the links on the navigation bar to the left to find more about creativity and innovation.
I hope you find this site useful and good luck with all of your current and future innovation creativity projects.
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- A Definition Of Innovation - Defining Innovation
- A definition of innovation and links to other useful innovation based resources
- Types Of Innovation
- There are many different types of innovation with the two most popular types amongst innovation specialists usually being incremental and radical innovation. Read for details of other innovation types
- Innovation Management
- Innovation management is a management process with a goal of successfully implementing appropriate creative ideas. A new or improved product, service or process forms its output...
- Diffusion Of Innovation
- When people talk about the diffusion of innovation they are talking about how the innovation spreads across a social network in terms of people adopting (accepting) that innovation...
- Innovative Company
- innovative company - showcasing various companies who have a reputation for being strong at innovation...
- Innovation Articles
- A warm welcome to the innovation articles section of the web site. Here you will find a full collection of free articles related to innovations.
- Innovation At Work
- Being instrumental in pushing forward innovation at work is almost certain to fast track your career. Innovation at the workplace needs to start with an idea...
- Innovation Support
- Innovation support doesn’t always have to be in the form of formal funding and resourcing. If you’re a manager of your team you can support their ideas with simple words of encouragement and...
- Examples Of Innovation
- Examples of innovation - A list some of the more famous / important innovations of the last fifty years.
- Innovation Quotes
- A list of innovation quotes that I find interesting or inspiring. I collect these quotes as I continue my research on the topic of innovation.
- Creative Ideas
- We’re all capable of creative ideas often it’s simply the process of taking an existing idea and building upon it. Contains links to ideas on specific subjects and an option to submit your own ideas.
- Creative Thinking
- As humans we are creative but sometimes we fail to fully utilize this skill. Creative thinking reduces stress and can make you more sucessful. Kick-start your creative thinking today...
- Creativity Techniques
- A list of creativity techniques to help you improve your creative abilities
- Managing Creativity
- Managing creativity is key to competitive advantage because the successful generation and exploitation of ideas is essential for sustained success in the marketplace.
- Brain Creativity
- Learn about brain wave patterns conducive to brain creativity and how you can induce creative states.
- Creativity For Kids
- Creativity for kids: Ideas, games and creative inspiration. Includes an option to submit your own creative ideas and games for kids...
- Creativity Quotes
- A list of creativity quotes that I find interesting or inspiring. I collect these quotes as I continue my research on the topic of creativity.
- Famous Inventions
- Showcasing famous inventions in history. Many of which have changed the world that we live in today for the better, some that we probably wonder how we ever managed to live without...
- Famous Inventors
- Showcasing famous inventors both past and present. Many of which have changed the world that we live in today for the better...
- Historic Ideas And Inventions
- A collection of historic ideas and inventions. Is there anything in here that sparks your imagination?
- Resistance To Change
- With many innovations you have the issue of overcoming resistance to change. Such resistance should be anticipated early on in a project and methods put in place to help diffuse it, work around it...
- Knowledge Management Innovation
- knowledge management innovation: A discussion on why the two are so closely linked
- The Innovation Creativity Blog
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- innovation-creativity newsletter
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- Innovation Creativity Questions and Answers
- Welcome to the innovation creativity questions and answers page. This page is designed so that anyone can ask or answer questions related to innovation or creativity.
- Innovation Creativity Guestbook
- Innovation Creativity Guestbook... Thanks for visiting the innovation-creativity web site. I’m always looking for ways to improve this site and therefore I’d appreciate any feedback...
- Contact Me
- The contact me page for innovation-creativity.com
- Innovation-Creativity 2.0
- My aim has been to make the innovation-creativity website as accessible as possible and open to anybody and everybody. With Innovation Creativity 2.0 I hope to take this philosophy to the next level.