Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sparking creativity at work: Michael Rennie

 From Life Matters on ABC Radio National

The modern business environment is anti-creative, says Michael Rennie, but every business wants to be more innovative, more creative.

And creativity makes us feel happy and productive. So why are so many workplaces the antithesis of buzzing, creative environments?

Why is creativity generally associated with the arts, not with business?

A conference in Melbourne next month called Creative Innovation will try to bridge these worlds, by bringing poets, musicians and thinkers together with business leaders.

One of the speakers has already crossed that bridge. He's Michael Rennie, Managing Partner of McKinsey and Company in Australia and New Zealand.

LISTEN TO AUDIO OF INTERVIEW HERE (ABC RADIO NATIONAL)