For most of us, creativity is seen as the innate ability to create something new, an attribute we were either born with or not. But creativity not only refers to originating something new, but also to giving new character, function, or interpretation to something that already exists. One of the biggest obstacles to creativity at work is attachment to the outcome. As soon as individuals or organizations become attached to a specific outcome, they feel compelled to control and manipulate inputs. This workshop will explore how to allow workers the freedom to go beyond the gravitational pull of the everyday, while remaining firmly tethered to the purpose and mission of the organization. Learn how to move from reactive-responsive orientation towards problems to creative-ideal orientation, and to evaluate methods to balance the diffuse nature of creativity with the discipline of business. Transition from the concept of creativity as imagination to instead seeing creativity as a process that includes internal germination, a sustainable interface, and tangible, external realities. You will also explore how “creative” companies structure and support creative people, ideas, and processes.