Course description

Creativity in Individual, Group and Organisation


Psychological research has uncovered conditions that both inhibits and facilitates creative thinking and ability to reorient at the level of the individual, group and organisation. The course will provide insight into the most important results of this research. The participants will also be introduced to and trained in the use of creative problem solving techniques particularly developed for handling problems commonly met in the context of organisational settings and work life.

Course content

  • Psychology of problem solving
  • Creativity as a form of problem solving
  • Conditions that inhibit and facilitate creative problem solving
  • Creative problem solving techniques
  • Computer based techniques for idea development
  • Promotion of a more creative work environment

Learning outcome knowledge

  • Understand the concept of creativity, and its relation to innovation
  • Understand alternative theories of creativity and their interrelationships
  • Understand the relevance and scope of creativity at different levels of aggregation, for micro to macro
  • Understand the place of creativity in the general problem solving process
  • Understand how creativity normally unfolds in steps and stages
  • Understand why creative processes are difficult to reach onto, and how the accessibility of such processes can be boosted

Exam organisation

  • Written exam: 100%