Consulting

Consulting

With the unprecedented, fast growth of modern technology, traditional routine and noncreative work will soon be replaced by machines in the anticipated future. The new age calls for creative talents. Instead of leaving the creative talents to appear by chance alone, teachers, engineers, managers, and leaders of different professions should and can learn about how to purposefully identify, foster, protect, and manage creative talents.

In parallel to its research and academic work, the ICI also provides consulting services to schools, communities and organizations. Our consulting services cover three major areas: assessment, development and management.

Assessment
The first step of the effective management of creativity and innovation is to get to know the current creativity/innovation level of the individuals, teams and organizations. Sound policy analysis and decision-making also requires credible, timely and relevant assessment of the status quo of the company’s innovativeness. Our institute, with its advanced knowledge and experience of creativity assessment, will help our clients achieve this understanding in a scientific and reliable way.

Development
Meta-analyses of the effect of creativity training show that creativity can be fostered through well-designed and -implemented training programs. Results of longitudinal studies of creativity training programs, including our own studies, provide further evidence to the long-term effect of creativity training. Combining theories and practice, our institute will provide you with professional advice on how to develop creativity in school and work settings.

Management
The existence of creative ideas and the presence of creative talents alone do not guarantee innovation. Innovation is the result of the optimal interplay of the creative person, process, product and the press (environment). In order to achieve innovative goals, all elements of the complex innovation system should be managed tactfully. On the basis of the above-mentioned assessment and consultancy, our institute will make concrete suggestions to our clients on how to optimally and effectively manage creativity and innovation.

Individual Team Organization
Assessment – Creative Thinking Ability
– Creative Personality
– Creative Self-Beliefs
– Creative Potential
– Creative Achievement
– Team Climate
– Team Diversity
– Team Communication & Functioning
– Team Creative Efficacy
– Team Creativity Assessment
– Innovativeness Index for Organizations
– Organizational Innovative Strategy
– Innovative Culture
– Creative Leadership
Development – Promoting creative thinking and creative
problem solving abilities
– Developing creative personality
– Enhancing creative self-beliefs
– Promoting ICT in teaching and training
– Designing, delivering & evaluation of
creativity training programs for individual
creativity
– Developing a creativity-conducive climate for
teams
– Fostering team diversity, trust, and
communication
– Enhancing team creative self-beliefs
– Promoting team cohesion, productivity, and
creativity
– Designing, delivering & evaluation of
creativity training programs for team creativity
– Helping companies develop a systematic
understanding of innovation
– Helping companies create an innovative culture
– Helping companies develop strategies for their
innovative development
– Fostering creative leadership styles among
company managers
– Suggesting opportunities for companies to
increase or sustain innovation
Management – Managing creative identity
– Managing creative personality
– Regulating creative emotion
– Managing creative self-beliefs
– Sustaining creative thinking and creative
problem solving ability
– Managing innovative climate
– Managing team creative efficacy
– Managing team diversity, conflict and
innovative behavior
– Managing team cohesion, productivity and
innovative behavior
– Sustaining team creativity
– Managing creative persons (motivation,
personality, emotion, perceptions, etc.)
– Managing innovative processes (creative
thinking, creative problem solving,
strategic thinking, risk and change
management, etc.)
– Managing innovative products (product
design, technical and non-technical
innovation, marketing, etc.)
– Managing innovative environment
(organizational culture, leadership,
communication, etc.).