47 – Managing Ambiguity to Unlock the Joy of Creativity (w Dr. Caroline Brookfield)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

“We jump to status quo solutions which seem to have worked in the past without even recognizing that we’re doing it to avoid the discomfort of feeling uncertain.” - Dr. Caroline Brookfield Click To Tweet If you were to scroll through most job postings today, you will likely see creative thinking listed as a required skill. And yet, many workplaces do not have the psychological safety for this skill to thrive. On the episode, Natalie is joined by Dr. Caroline Brookfield who is a veterinarian that discovered her passion for creativity late in life as she began to explore performance and stand-up comedy. Listen to learn about the many researched benefits of creativity for both individuals and organizations and how we can all tap into the joy of this skill by remembering the acronym D.A.N.C.E.

Show Notes:

  • A story to restore hope for change amidst a bleak moment in history. (3:30)
  • Unpacking what it means to be a “reluctant creative.” (10:18)
  • What we would see on creativity’s Instagram feed. (17:30)
  • The researched benefits of creativity for individuals and organizations. (22:00)
  • Organizational responses to employees with creative ideas to avoid status quo thinking. (28:45)
  • Exploring the small habits of everyday creativity through the acronym D.A.N.C.E.—daydreaming, ambiguity, novelty, curiosity, and edit later. (40:00)
  • The purpose of education. (56:45)

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