Creativity and Innovation both take original and imaginative ideas and transform or implement them into value for the organization – and thus are critical an organization’s ability to survive and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. In this course, students will learn how to foster Creativity and develop Innovation, what blocks them and how to eliminate those blocks, and how to successfully use them to create value within a global organization. As we visit different countries, the course will also examine the different cultural approaches to engendering Creativity and Innovation. We’ll explore the neuroscience of Creativity as well as the organizational imperative of Innovation. Highly experiential and interactive, this course features hands-on opportunities to create and innovate as well as deliver additional value for the Semester at Sea program. Finally, we will also cover three programs that organizations around the world use to mine the collective intelligence of their employees to create value. Students will be expected to play an active role in learning through case studies, class discussions, class exercises, and presentations about real (or planned) innovations in organizations in our visited countries.
Field WorkCountry: Brazil
Date: November 11, 2019