I was featured in the Globe & Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) today
Workplace creativity shrivels on the vine
More work, longer hours, lower pay, fewer resources. Employees have endured a lot over the past 18 months. Now add stifled imaginations to the list.
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Published on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 6:19PM EST
In a fragile economy, with companies still scrambling to keep their businesses running, innovation and creativity are taking a back seat to survival, experts say.
“Managers are too busy putting out fires. They don’t have time to think about creativity. They’re in survival mode and may be afraid of the boss, afraid of failure, or afraid of taking risks,” says Linda Naiman, a creativity specialist and founder of Creativity at Work in Vancouver.
Click here for the story and let me know your thoughts.
On the other hand it looks like there is a surge of creative energy in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. I’ll be speaking at SMU university and Commonwealth secondary school as well as doing corporate work.
Please help spread the word about an upcoming workshop I am giving
Fri, Mar 12, Kuala Lumpur, MY
Developing the People Side of Innovation:
Leadership and Management Skills for Innovators
This one-day master class is designed to give leaders and managers in organizations,
an introduction to the theory and practice of world-class creativity and innovation:
- Artful Leadership: Creating transformational change
- High Performance Team Collaboration
- Creativity & Innovation Skills Development
- Design-thinking for Business Strategy