How Fincalabs Redefine the Further Education and Training Market

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  Frank Schultheiss – It’s not another agile training nor a new innovation workshop. It’s an experience that will stick in memory. That makes the difference. In a nutshell, Fincalabs shifted the working environment to a recreational environment. Furthermore, we are pursuing an holistic approach with respect to the function of the human being system as […]

Fincalabs InnSpire: We Welcome Our New Partner for International Operations

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The international consultancy InnSpire, based in the Netherlands, is the new partner for international operations of Fincalabs. We are very proud to have the InnSpire team on board. They will operate the English Track and Dutch Tracks of the DIGITAL INNOVATION CAMP IBIZA 2019. Agile Coaching Summit (English) Agile Coaching Summit (Dutch) Digital Innovation Camp […]

What Do Learning And Emotions Have To Do With Each Other? Everything!

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Frank Schultheiss – Innovation is change. Change is learning to do something different. Understanding the impact of emotions on learning has experienced a paradigm shift: neuroscience research over the last two decades has reversed the view that emotions interfere with learning. It has been replaced by a new perspective: emotions, thought processes and learning are […]

The Influences of Emotion on Learning and Memory

Posted Posted in Research, Creativity Training, English

Emotion has a substantial influence on the cognitive processes in humans, including perception, attention, learning, memory, reasoning, and problem solving. Emotion has a particularly strong influence on attention, especially modulating the selectivity of attention as well as motivating action and behavior. This attentional and executive control is intimately linked to learning processes, as intrinsically limited attentional capacities are better focused on relevant information.

Give Your Ideas Some Legs: The Positive Effect of Walking on Creative Thinking

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Walking substantially enhanced creativity by two different measures. For the three alternate uses studies, 81%, 88%, and 100% of participants were more creative walking than sitting. For the BSE (creativity score), 100% of those who walked outside generated at least one novel high-quality analogy compared with 50% of those seated inside. Walking worked indoors on a treadmill and outdoors at a bustling university.

The Agile Innovation Framework

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Author: Frank Schultheiss

The Agile Innovation Framework is a system for the structured development of innovations. The goal of the innovations discussed here is always market success and exploitation. Since about 85% of innovation activities are repetitive, some structure to innovation is clearly required. A well defined and implemented innovation process provides this basic structure or framework for establishing an innovation capability within an enterprise (Du Preez et al., 2006).

Kanban Maturity Model (KMM)

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Author: Frank Schultheiss

Translating the Kanban Maturity Model with “Maturity Model” would be pretty much understatement. It is much more than that: a reference model. In fact, it’s a framework that makes organizations more agile and adaptable. It provides a roadmap that gradually enhances the evolutionary capacity of organizations, ensuring long-term survival.

Sixth generation innovation model: description of a success model

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José Carlos Barbieri, Antonio Carlos, Teixeira Álvares

The purpose of this paper is to present an innovation model to enable implementation of a policy of innovation on a continuous basis. Literature has presented a range of innovation models that reflects its growing importance to countries and organizations, especially business enterprises. An innovation model comprises a group of principles, regulations, routines and practices that guide innovation processes. In specialist literature, the models refer to technological product and process innovations; using the Oslo Manual classifications organizational and marketing innovations are disregarded.

Applying the neuroscience of creativity to creativity training

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Balder Onarheim and Morten Friis-Olivarius

This article investigates how neuroscience in general, and neuroscience of creativity in particular, can be used in teaching “applied creativity” and the usefulness of this approach to creativity training. The article is based on empirical data and our experiences from the Applied NeuroCreativity (ANC) program, taught at business schools in Denmark and Canada.

Improving creativity performance by short-term meditation

Posted Posted in Research, English, Creative Mindfulness

Authors: Ding, X., Tang, Y.-Y., Tang, R., & Posner, M. I.

One form of meditation intervention, the integrative body-mind training (IBMT) has been shown to improve attention, reduce stress and change self-reports of mood. In this paper we examine whether short-term IBMT can improve performance related to creativity and determine the role that mood may play in such improvement.

Mind wandering “Ahas” versus mindful reasoning: alternative routes to creative solutions

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Authors: Claire M. Zedelius and Jonathan W. Schooler

Based on mixed results linking both mindfulness and its opposing construct mind wandering to enhanced creativity, we predicted that the relationship between mindfulness and creativity might depend on whether creative problems are approached through analytic strategy or through “insight” (i.e., sudden awareness of a solution).

Cognition About the Creative Process – Interview With Dr. Andrew P. Allen

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Author: Andrew P. Allen, Lynda Loughnane

What is the relationship between the creative process and cognition and perception? Lynda Loughnane, a master’s student in Art and Process in Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland interviewed Dr. Andrew P. Allen about the subject. Areas covered include mindfulness, Type 1 and Type 2 thinking, stage theories of creativity, engagement with the art process and the artwork, phenomenology and consciousness with and without self report. The interview was constructed to cover a wide range of subject matter, so as to gather as much information as possible in layman’s language about the cognitive process in relation to creativity and interaction with art.

Mindful creativity: the influence of mindfulness meditation on creative thinking

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Authors: Capurso, V., Fabbro, F., & Crescentini, C.

A new research line investigates the effects of mindfulness-meditation (MM) on creativity. In the first of these studies, creative thinking was compared with logic thinking, examining insight and non-insight problem solving, in individuals with different levels of dispositional mindfulness or undergoing brief MM trainings and a specific positive influence of MM on insight problem-solving was found.

Meditate to create: the impact of focused-attention and open-monitoring training on convergent and divergent thinking

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Authors: Lorenza S. Colzato, Ayca Ozturk and Bernhard Hommel

The practice of meditation has seen a tremendous increase in the western world since the 60s. Scientific interest in meditation has also significantly grown in the past years; however, so far, it has neglected the idea that different type of meditations may drive specific cognitive-control states. In this study we investigate the possible impact of meditation based on focused-attention (FA) and meditation based on open-monitoring (OM) on creativity tasks tapping into convergent and divergent thinking. We show that FA meditation and OM meditation exert specific effect on creativity.