Creativity plays a vital role in driving innovation and problem-solving. Understanding different types of creativity can help organizations create a culture that supports diverse approaches in innovation programs. However, “creativity” can seem to be a genetic characteristic like blue eyes; you’re either born with it or not.
What if you failed art when your were in Grade 3? Or maybe you feel more inventive when the lines are straight and the numbers speak? Creativity is not only for painters or wordsmiths - did you know that 98% of five-year-olds show genius levels of creativity?
It is essentially about creating something. And there are many ways to create something. Let’s look at a few types of creativity so that you can identify and leverage these in your own problem solving.