Creativity has a place in research. At every stage of mastery development, you need your creative thinking skills to distinguish yourself through work that brings original and novel perspectives to existing paradigms. Keep reading to discover thoughts by Oana Velcu-Laitinen on creativity and flow in academic environments. Oana is a former Aalto post-doc and the author of the book "How to Develop Your Creative Identity at Work".
Keys to Your Wellbeing III: Group Flow - What!?
Read the article below to set the ground. Then, read on and listen!
This is the third part of the Key to Your Wellbeing series.
Group Flow: what is it and how to achieve it?
Group flow (or team flow) occurs when group members can immerse together in an interdependent task that all the members are satisfied with. In this era of individualism, it is good to know that flow can also be achieved together with others.
Oana Velcu-Laitinen is a NeuroLeadership coach and trainer focusing on creative thinking to enhance work performance. Her clients include researchers, change leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals seeking career growth.
New season of Future-led learning podcast takes you to a very practical level of working with students. This season includes topical issues such as academic advising, inclusion, co-teaching and sustainability. The first episode takes you to the world of well-functioning teams and what is requires from teachers.
Creative people, like artists and scientists, invent and create the new by stepping from the visible world into the invisible world of imagination, and then returning back into the visible. We all can develop our sensitivity, intuition and leadership capabilities to increase creativity.
Johannes Kaira works as a teacher at the Aalto Ventures Programme which is the entrepreneurship education program at Aalto University, where students in multidisciplinary teams work on hands-on exercises. We discussed with Johannes about teamwork and what it requires as a method from students and teachers. We talked about trust, communication skills and flexibility and how they contribute to a well-functioning team.
The Keys to Your Wellbeing Series
Keys To Your Wellbeing series by Oasis of Radical Wellbeing collects wellbeing materials (science-based articles, podcasts, videos, trainings and exercises) on monthly changing topics.
Keys to Your Wellbeing III (2022) contributors: Suvi Helko, Merita Petäjä, Tiina Pylkkönen, Ilona Suojanen and Oana Velcu-Laitinen. Produced by Sakari Heiskanen.