🎧 Episode 082 The Complexity & Chaos of Creativity | Human Current

Listened to Episode 082 The Complexity & Chaos of Creativity from HumanCurrent

How does chaos influence creativity? How can ‚Äúflow states‚ÄĚ help teams manage feedback and achieve creativity?In this episode, Haley interviews designer, educator and author, Jon Kolko. Kolko shares details from his new book Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking into Your Company, which he wrote to help leaders and creative thinkers manage the complexity and chaos of the creative process. During his interview, he explains how elements of complex systems science, including emergence, constraints, feedback and framing, influence the creative process. He also provides many helpful tips for how to foster a culture of creativity within an organization.

Cover art for The Complexity & Chaos Of Creativity featuring Jon Kolko

Quotes from this episode:

‚ÄúA constraint emerges from the creative exploration itself‚Ķ.these constraints become a freeing way for creative people to start to explore without having rules mandated at them.‚ÄĚ - Jon Kolko

‚ÄúFraming is the way in which the problem is structured and presented and the way that those constraints start to manifest as an opportunity statement.‚ÄĚ - Jon Kolko

‚ÄúThe rules around trust need to be articulated.‚ÄĚ - Jon Kolko

‚ÄúChaos is the backdrop for hidden wonderment and success.‚ÄĚ - Jon Kolko

Some interesting thoughts on creativity and management. Definitely worth a second listen.

I’ve seen the sentiment of “thought spaces” several times from bloggers, but this is one of the first times I’ve heard a book author use the idea:

Often when I write, it’s to help me make sense of the world around me.

‚ÄĒJon Kolko

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