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Reclaim your creative confidence

Design thinking requires creativity, but how do we do it? Watch Dr Stephan Hitchins as he guides us through reclaiming our creative confidence.

We’ve already seen the importance of creativity in design thinking: it was one of the principles we looked at last week. Creativity includes being willing to think outside the box, iterate, and create opportunities for innovation that are not predictive.

But after many years of working in risk-averse environments, some of us might feel that our creativity is lacking. Let’s take a look at how we can overcome that.

Share your thoughts

How ‘creatively confident’ do you feel, naturally?
In the comments, share a short post detailing your ‘creative confidence’. Give yourself a ‘creative confidence’ rating of 1–5, where 5 = supremely confident and 1 = not at all confident. In your post, explain the reasons behind your score. How has your creative confidence been affected by your experience in the workplace or education?
If you’re currently working in a team, also share how creatively confident you think your team might be. How might you help them to become more creatively confident?
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