IOP/455: Week 5 Discussion Question
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
What are the five processes of creativity? Why is creativity vital to the organization and its workforce? Please also read the following article by HBR to help inform your response. Access the article by going to the following link:https://hbr.org/2008/10/creativity-and-the-role-of-the-leader
(BE SURE YOUR RESPONSE IS SUPPORTED BY YOUR TEXTBOOK AS A REFERENCE. THIS MEANS YOU HAVE YOU IN-TEXT CITATION (S) AND A THE TEXT LISTED AT THE END AS A REFERENCE).
Valuing-or Not Valuing-Diversity
The U.S. population is not just getting bigger; it is more racially and ethnically diverse, and it is getting older. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the country will become a true plurality by 2060, with no one ethnic or racial group being in the majority. Hispanics are now the fastest growing community and by 2060 will constitute one-third of the population. America is also growing demographically older; by 2050 one in five people will be aged 65-plus.8 What do these and other such demographic trends mean for everyday living, for our personal relationships, for the way we work?More and more organizations are embracing policies and practices to value diversity in their workforces as a way to increase competitiveness, build talent, expand organizational capabilities, and enhance access to diverse customers.9 Individual differences are fast becoming valued for the strengths that diversity can bring to a workforce.10 If you need creativity, for example, do you turn to people who think like you or to people who can help you think differently? Moreover, when you need to understand something you have never encountered before, such as another culture or an emerging market, do you turn to people who are the same as you or would you want access to co-workers familiar with those cultures?
(Uhl-Bien, Osborn, & Schermherhorn, 2014, p.29)
Amabile, T. & Khaire, M. (2008). Creativity and the role of a leader. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2008/10/creativity-and-the-role-of-the-leader
Uhl-Bien, M., Osborn, R. N., & Schermherhorn, J. R. (2014). Organizational Behavior (13th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 9781118517376