Innovation and Creativity Spark Your Imagination!
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, invention, ideas, and creativity.
I first gained an interest in innovation and the input to innovation which is creativity in 2003 while completing my Master’s 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.
What’s The Difference
There often tends to be confusion between innovation and creativity. Innovation is basically the ability to make new things actually happen and creativity is 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 forward.
Continuing with the status quo may feel like a safe option, but in the long run, it will turn out to be riskier 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.
My Other Sites
One of my other interests and passions is leadership and personal development. If you’d like to learn more about leadership and development then please visit: leadership-and-development
As far as my general day job is concerned, I love developing web-based software solutions. To fully pursue my passion I set up a cloud-based software company with two friends of mine… Objitec Ltd. If you need any software developing for your organization then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me so we can discuss your requirements further.
Our core Objitec product is an online booking and membership site called PlanIt-BookIt. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
Latest Blog Posts
The latest blog posts are detailed below…
More companies are outsourcing innovation which is in part due to global markets, geographically dispersed subject matter experts, and a faster emergence of disruptive technologies.Companies may also choose to outsource in an effort to lower their research and design costs or when they are trying to tap into a market that they have little knowledge […]
Service innovation can be a significant aspect of a business’s strategy.We all know how important good service is. Good service leads to happy customers and “word of mouth” based referrals. Bad service gives the exact opposite, an unhappy customer and one who is ready to inform as many people as possible of the bad service […]
A warm welcome to the promoting creativity page.If you manage or supervise people then one of your objectives should be to get people interested and focussed on being more creative.Spurring people to be creative and ultimately innovative is good for you and the organization that you work for.The trick though is to encourage creativity with subtlety. […]
A warm welcome to the Knowledge Management Innovation section of the website. KNOWLEDGE DEFINITION To better understand the connections between innovation and knowledge management first let’s define knowledge: “Knowing, familiarity gained by experience” – Concise Oxford Dictionary KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT DEFINITION Next, we should consider a definition of knowledge management: “The process of creating value from […]
A warm welcome to some ideas for your innovation lecture notes. I got hooked on innovation whilst undertaking my MBA and I’m guessing that’s in part to do with a great lecturer and great lecture notes. If you’re looking for actual innovation lecture notes that you can take away and use then this page is […]
The invention of the Frisbee came in the 1950s when its inventor Walter Frederick Morrison conceived the idea for an aerodynamic plastic disc while throwing a metal cake pan on the beach in California to his wife, Lu. Since that date then there have been hundreds of millions of Frisbees sold across the world. The […]
(Image Credit orkboi)PMI is a lateral and creativity thinking technique developed by Edward De Bono that is a development of the pro’s and con’s technique that has been used for centuries.It is designed to deliberately direct your attention to the positive, negative and interesting aspects of a particular idea, subject or decision.To complete you make […]
When embarking on a new innovative idea make sure that you first record your team’s wishes for the new project. What is it that they wish will happen. It’s also good to consider the opposite of this too as in what they wish won’t happen. Another way to put this would be to list your […]
Define or distribute ground rules at the start of a meeting to assist with the meeting’s smooth running. These should encourage participation, help maintain control and keep things on track. They can be developed together by the group or suggested for buy-in. Do this during your first meeting as a group and re-use them again […]
Image by Mihai Paraschiv from Pixabay A creativity profile will often provide insights into your creative processes and aid personal development. Often they focus on how you are creative rather than whether or not you are creative, everyone is creative. They provide the user with an indication of where their creative strengths lie and give […]
Creativity and innovation make the world go round. Turning new ideas into products and services are great for social and economic growth.So how can you contribute? What can you do to make a difference? Think about where you work – is there anything that frustrates you or perhaps something that the customers of the business […]