Hubbard offers a set of questions that everyone in educational reform and accountability ought to be considering when designing institutional feedback mechanisms – but usually aren’t:
What are you trying to measure? What is the real meaning of the alleged ‘intangible’?Why do you care? What are the decisions that arise from this goal?How much do you know now? What ranges or probabilities represent your uncertainty about this? (What degree of uncertainty is tolerable?)What is the value of the information? What are the consequences of being wrong and the chance of being wrong?Which information would confirm or eliminate different possibilities?How do you conduct the measurement to account for various types of avoidable but common errors?
"Are young Americans losing their creativity? Research in recent years has suggested just that, seeming to show that they're less creative now in decades past--despite the fact that intelligence, as measured by IQ tests, continues to rise. Now, though, researchers have discovered that the dynamics of creativity may not break down as simply as that."
En muchas ocasiones se habla de innovación para referirse a la investigación científica, bien para la creación de algo nuevo a partir de elementos ya existentes, bien para la creación de nuevos uso...
Dina Gálvez's insight:
“innovación consiste en relacionarte con el mundo, observar con ojos científicos el comportamiento de los otros, hacerte consciente de sus necesidades, pensar en cómo satisfacerlas, y tener la valentía de apostar por tu remedio”.
Most people who enter the IT job wish to be “developers”. They want to generate new and thrilling features and not be stuck supporting existing systems. Appears thrilling but handling the creative process is really a manager’s worst problem.
Knowledge is evolving faster than can be codified in formal systems and is depreciating in value over time.
Humans have the ability to deal with some very complex things, yet too often our societal and organizational barriers block us from using our abilities. In the new economy, it’s not what you know, but what you do with what you can learn, that will be valued. It will take rebels on the edges to do this.
We’ve been talking a lot about the shifting nature of work at Change Agents Worldwide, including the determination of some first principles. At the same time, I have been reviewing my thoughts on what kind of organizational change is needed.
“There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” —Salvador Dali
The romantic notion that mental illness and creativity are linked is so prominent in the public consciousness that it is rarely challenged. So before I continue, let me nip this in the bud: Mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity.