We are going to focus on Chapter 6--Decision Making and Creativity. In particular, we are going to study creativity. The chapter does a great job of differentiating and describing rational versus creative decision making. I would like for you to read the book and allow me the opportunity to introduce some additional thoughts on creativity.
Please watch the following videos.
1. The Ecstacy of Curiosity (note the reference to Sir Ken Robinson):https://youtu.be/VOVmVMJEhg8
2. Do Schools Kill Creativity?https://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY
3. How to Build Your Creative Confidence (note the reference to Bandura and Self-Efficacy):https://youtu.be/16p9YRF0l-g
4. A Powerful Way to Unleash Your Natural Creativity:https://youtu.be/yjYrxcGSWX4
5. Nonconformity and the Creative Life:https://youtu.be/NA_tjY8osGE
6. Leo P at the BBC Proms 2017:https://youtu.be/BARAHLk-8dk
BookMcGraw-Hill eBook Online Access 180 Day for M: Organizational Behaviorhttps://myebooks.mheducation.com
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ANSWER AT LEAST THREE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
Please follow guidelines for previous assignments (6 full pages, double-spaced, 11-12 point font, writing style, etc.).
1. Study Exhibit 6.2 on page 139 and Exhibit 6.3 on page 142. Give one or two clear examples of times when you have employed the rational decision making process in a work-related situation. How "rational" was the process and was it as clear and easy as it looks in the Exhibit 6.2?2. Study Exhibit 6.4 on page 149 and give one or two examples of times when you have gone through the stages of the creative process model (intentionally or unintentionally) to develop excellent/wonderful/exceptional solutions to organizational problems. Do you remember experiencing a form of "cognitive ecstacy" as described by Jason Silva in the first video when the epiphany hit you?3. Drawing upon the videos listed in numbers 2-4 above (e.g., Ken Robinson, David Kelley [you really need to study IDEO and the Design School at Stanford], and Tim Harford), how do you envision developing your own personal creativity and the creativity of the people you work with?4. Drawing upon the videos listed in numbers 5-6 (Jason Silva and Leo P), discuss creativity and originality as it relates to differentiation, competitive advantage, and creative value (personally and for organizations).
What a great way to end the term. Unleashing the creative potential and productive possibilities of people is the heart of Organizational Behavior. Without people, businesses are simply empty buildings and unused equipment. Businesses are people--the ones who give them life and the ones they serve through their products and services. Creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving is what this is all about.