"The meaning of life is to see" said the Zen master Hui Neng. To see is to perceive. To awaken to the beauty in and around us. Can the hand simply draw what the eye sees? Sounds simple, but it is tough because our mind mediates and translates to the hand what we see. The… Continue reading Can art awaken our perception?
What images come to your mind when you think of organizational creativity? Fancy, colorful spaces, expensive perks, larger-than-life personalities? These are useful embellishments, but organizational creativity really is a core competence - an integral part of the DNA of an organization. It acts as a constant source of innovation. In fact, innovation happens on the… Continue reading Organizational Creativity: A Research Perspective
Do schools kill creativity, asks Ken Robinson in the much-watched TED talk. I am inclined to say, they do. Of course, educational systems do not work in a vacuum, but are a reflection of the society they function in.India’s educational system is modelled on the mass education system that developed in the 19th century in… Continue reading For Creativity over Conformity in Classrooms
Way back in 1960, McGregor put forth “Theory Y” against “Theory X” based on different assumptions about human motivation. The conventional Theory X assumes employees are fundamentally passive and indolent and therefore management should direct employee efforts. Theory Y assumes employees are already motivated towards development and responsibility – management’s task is to facilitate them… Continue reading How can organizations motivate employees towards creativity?