A creativity project


Background


The project follows the practice of workshops at Manchester Business School applying the Manchester Method of team learning on a realistic challenge assessed for creativity and relevance to the task provided.

Working as a team, discuss the task provided, and generate a shortlist of candidate ideas.

Select one idea to work on.

Apply one or more deliberate techniques for supporting creative thinking to improve the chosen idea:Wouldn’t it be wonderful if?Yes and …Reversal of perspectiveRandom line of thinking (e.g. evocative dictionary random word

Present your idea concisely in 30 words or less (one illustration also permitted) for discussion 



The Task (to be allocated from)


1

The eminent British environmentalist Sir David Attenborough is approaching his 100th birthday. Suggest a fitting commemorative idea which he would appreciate. 

2

The  British creativity researcher Dr Rickards is approaching his 80th birthday. Suggest a fitting commemorative idea which he would appreciate. 

3

The British creativity researcher Dr Rickards is preparing a book entitled ‘How creativity will help solve global problems’

It will deal with such issues as Covid and Global Warming

Design a cover for the book for general readers.

[Suggestions welcomed before or after trying out the creative challenge. TR ]

2 Responses to A creativity project

  1. Dina says:

    I would struggle with #1. For a true environmentalist I would give a self charging electronic bike. How fitting for a global trotter? HM, not sure.
    #2. For you Tudor I would give an notebook so that you can feel it with your wonderful stories.
    #3 Some historical images that demonstrates how human ingenuity solved previous crises.

  2. I remember well your lectures and tutorials at MBS on how to improve personal and organizational creativity and thinking style–one of the best parts of the MBA I completed in 1994. Enjoy your birthday!

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