For this week’s Shared Practice, read the following case study, Creative climate: Work environment allows IDEO to deliver promise of innovation. Examine how IDEO combines the elements of leadership, work environment, and processes in ways that harness the creativity of its employees and project teams. Then, think of an organization where you have worked, currently work, or one with which you are familiar. Consider how the organization compares with IDEO in supporting a creative climate.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post a response that includes the following, using an organization for which you work, have worked, or with which you are familiar:

· Describe the leadership, environment, and process factors specific to both individuals as well as teams that contribute to a creative climate.

· Evaluate how the leadership, work environment, and organization processes supported the creativity of employees and teams.

· Based on your observations and/or experience with the organization, describe an initiative that could be implemented that would strengthen the climate for creativity among participants in the initiative.  Hint:  You can base the initiative on the IDEO case study (i.e., redesigning employee work spaces to enhance collaboration) or you can craft one of your own.

· Explain how the initiative you have selected for the organization might build on its strengths and/or address its weaknesses in supporting individuals and teams in a climate for creativity.

Must use Initial Post Template below:

Factors That Contribute to a Creative Climate Specific to Both Individuals and Teams

Factors That Supported Creativity of Employees and Teams

Initiative That Could Strengthen Climate of Creativity

APA References


Puccio, G. J., Mance, M., & Murdock , M. C (2011) Creative Climate: Work environment allows IDEO to deliver promise of innovation. In Puccio, Mance & Murdock, Creative leadership: Skills that drive change (pp.314-320). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.