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Facilitating Creative Problem Solving When Big News Interrupts, Philip E. Marks May 2018

Facilitating Creative Problem Solving When Big News Interrupts, Philip E. Marks

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

The objective of this Project was to design and deliver a 2.5 day workshop for Human Resources leaders in a large corporation. The workshop objective was to give these leaders tools and a creative experience as they develop an action plan to “Ignite Innovation” in their organization, thereby fulfilling the Human Resource team’s vision. Unfortunately, during the workshop, the organization announced that it was being sold by the present ownership and purchased by a larger organization. This big news disrupted the workshop and its participants, and the objective became, how to facilitate change when the future had just ...


Surprisingly Open Or Openly Surprised? That Is The Question; Using Surprise Experiences To Increase Openness To Experience And Tolerance Of Ambiguity, Anneke Veenendaal-De Kort May 2018

Surprisingly Open Or Openly Surprised? That Is The Question; Using Surprise Experiences To Increase Openness To Experience And Tolerance Of Ambiguity, Anneke Veenendaal-De Kort

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

Using Surprise Experiences to Increase Openness to Experience and Tolerance of Ambiguity

In the fast-changing world in which we are currently living, we constantly come across situations and problems that we have not encountered before. An open mind and the ability to tolerate ambiguity are important skills in uncertain times. People who embrace the unpredictable can develop their resilience and flexibility. Surprisologists Luna and Renninger (2015) have discovered that a great way of dipping into unpredictability is through surprise. For my Master’s Project, I designed experiences that transform people’s openness and tolerance for ambiguity through surprise. This paper ...