BUS 4080: Creative Thinking and Problem Solving


Explore the process of creative thinking, as well as the barriers that may inhibit creative approaches. This course focuses on strategies for leveraging creative thinking in order to develop strategic innovations or to solve complex problems in organizations.


  1. Create a procedure to foster creative thinking in a real-world organization.
  2. Identify leadership strategies for creating an organizational culture that embraces and sustains creative-thinking practices, both for problem solving and strategic innovation.
  3. Identify the benefits of employing creative-thinking processes in an organization.
  4. Compare the values, behaviors, and outcomes of creative-thinking approaches with status quo patterns.
  5. Apply creative-thinking and problem-solving theories to real-world situations.
  6. Develop strategies to overcome the barriers that inhibit creative thinking.
  7. Identify leadership strategies for facilitating collaborative processes that innovate and solve complex problems.
  8. Apply creative-thinking principles to develop persuasive arguments that employ legal, moral, and aesthetic reasoning.




The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (Rev: 11)

Publisher: Pearson Education (2015)
Author: Ruggiero, V. R.
ISBN: 978-0321953315
Price: (No information available)

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