Monday, April 12, 2010

Creativity Intelligence - CQ

An emerging school of thought is around Creativity Intelligence or CQ.  NussbaumOnDesign had an interesting post about CQ recently that I recommend you read.

There appears to have been a dumbing down of corporate intelligence.  No, people and corporations are not dumb.  What I've seen and experienced is the propensity to try and bring organizational structures and strictures to a common framework.  Often this accomplishes little and actually brings everyone down to the lowest common denominator.  This reinforces and does the opposite of what is intended.  People aren't encouraged to do more then their job requires.  It gets to the point where there is little or no passion around being creative, learning and applying knowledge.  What company's need to do is encourage creativity, not stifle it through HR policies.

One of my pet peeves is the way Human Resource organization in the U.S.A. seem to have accomplished the dumbing down of corporate life through standardization.  The goals were admirable, but the results are a homogeneous blah.    The fallacy of fairness I like to call it.  We hear that "we need to treat everyone fairly" and so HR implemented grade bands, and midpoints, and uniform review processes.  Yet no where do they take into account IQ or even CQ.  There is no flexibility there is no diversity of thought or action.


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