All entries for Friday 13 March 2009
March 13, 2009
We had a different way of our seminar on Tuesday. Debating of if standards stifle creativity innovation in order to understand how we can use standards in a way that does not stifle creativity and innovation. The way of the seminar itself, I think, can be called creative and innovative. It is a good try.
Creativity and innovation are very important to the success of a business, especially in today's increasingly competitive world. Creativity and innovation are key factors to strategize during strategic planning, design new products and services and etc. The standards are usually established from the past experiences. They are often consistency and compliance. We can see that there are some conflicts between the standards and creativity and innovation, but standards do not kill creativity or innovation. Every company needs to perform in a consistent manner, and the improvement of the company needs creative thought process and innovative ways to do old tasks. I believe that the standards, creativity and innovation can complement each other if applied correctly.