Friday, May 2, 2008
Opening Speaker - LOEX 2008
Laurel Ofstein, Asst. Director at the Center for Creativity & Innovation at DePaul spoke about the "Nine Dimensions of the Creative Environment": Idea support; trust & openness; discussion; challenge & involvement; idea time; humor & play; freedom; risk-taking; degree of conflict. In my summation it appears that having a positive, enthusiastic, and open attitude will go a long way towards fostering a creative environment. Now, the question is, how to extend the discussion, extend the environment virtually? Is that desirable?