to innovations. I believe that leader should challenge and empower their team members more to
think outside the box (Catmull, 2008).
To do this they can consider creating a creative climate in
the work place especially in areas of idea support and trust and openness. Idea support means
that superiors and peers pay attention to ideas and suggestions, listen to each other, encourage
new initiatives and also create ways to test new ideas. Further leaders must ensure that there is a
level of emotional safety in work relationhips in addition to making employees feel comfortable
and encouraged to help each other. Persons must not be afraid to show unfinished work and step
out of their comfort zone (Catmull, 2008, p.1).
Not always “following the book” also helps build a tolerance to uncertainty. I believe that many
organizations “follow the book” because they don’t want to take risks which will minimize
mistakes. However organizations need to be more like Pixar who “ did not focus on preventing
risk but rather on building the capacity to recover when failure occurs” (Catmull, 2008, p.3).
Catmull, E. (2008). How Pixar fosters collective creativity.
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RE: Week 3 Discussion
How is the MOE model different (better / worst) when compared to the PPP Model (people,