…The author and Stanford University professor Bob Sutton notes that at innovation hotspots such as IDEO, the “beginner’s mind” approach plays an important role, as does the Zen notion of bringing together masters and neophytes. “At places where intense innovation happens, they often combine people who know too little and people who know too much,” Sutton says. The goal is to foster tension “between massive expertise and the ability to see with fresh eyes…
Nurturing The Creative Mind Of Our Future Innovators.
There is a concept known as 'beginner’s mind' which is said to be an attitude of openness, eagerness and lack of preconceptions, very similar to that of a child.
This site explores the 'beginner's mind' creative abilities of children at play and the connection to design thinkers and innovators.
Children are open to exploration, discovery and experimentation. They learn about their world around them by pushing the limits, discovering what’s possible and what’s not.
Children are hard-wired to be creative, imaginative and innovative- abilities that often diminish along the way.
Maybe we can better understand these inherent creative skills during play and learning, to help us encourage and support a new breed of innovative thinkers more prepared to solve future challenges of our world.