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Hospitals Turn to Creativity and Innovation to Deliver Better Care

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Though it may be counter to how many people view productivity, in order to improve patient safety while being squeezed by health care reform, Bassett Healthcare Network is giving leaders and staff paid sabbatical days. Wouldn’t it be great if all workplaces gave employees paid sabbatical days? You’re probably thinking you’d love the time off. But, what does paid time off have to do with delivering better health care? Well, Bassett Healthcare Network recognizes that doing more with less requires creativity and innovation. Sabbatical days allows leaders and staff the time to think up and pursue new ideas.  This time away from the daily grind and pressures of meeting financial performance goals and providing better services paves the way to think differently about the challenges that plague the health care industry.

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With Creativity, What’s Old is What’s New

In March, Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith, set the fashion world ablaze by appearing on American Idol with feather extensions in his hair. Apparently, feathers are among the latest fashion trend and Stephen Tyler isn’t the only celebrity sporting them. Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanessa Hudgens, Kat Von D, Jessica Biel, and Hilary Duff have also been seen wearing feather earrings.

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3 Truths About Innovative Companies

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It seems talk of innovation is everywhere. In the news, in world events, in boardrooms around the globe. Innovation may just be the buzzword of this generation. With all the talk of innovation, why are so many companies struggling to become more innovative? I believe creativity, vital to innovation, has been overlooked. I created this SlideShare presentation, titled “3 Truths About Innovative Companies” to explore the topic of creativity in business. In this module, you’ll learn:

  • How to become a more creative organization
  • How to get more creativity in less time
  • How to create a climate for creativity