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Exploring Creativity in an Organizational Setting

Describe the steps in the creative process that resulted in the Post-it Note pads as we know them today.

2. What factors fostered and hindered the creative process?
3. Which characteristics of Spencer Silver contributed to his creativity?
4. Can you identify other products that were successfully developed from "Eureka" moments?

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1.Describe the steps in the creative process that resulted in the Post-it Note pads as we know them today.

The steps in the creative process that resulted in the Post-It Note pads was the following:

In most instances, a creative team was developed with members of a team from different areas of the business including technical areas, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance. The team then creates a design for the product and figures out how to produce and market it. Then the team develops new uses and line extensions.

In terms of the post-it note, this process was a bit longer. Spencer Silver created this idea in a program that was called Polymers for Adhesives. During this process, Silver was informed of an ingredient for polymer-based adhesives. Silver decided to try and use these monomers, first with a little of the mixture, then with a lot of the mixture. "This in itself was irrational, as in polymerization catalysis, the amounts of interacting ingredients were controlled ...

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The factors which foster and hinder the creative process is determined. The characteristics of Spence Silver contributed to his creativity is given.

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