Anyone can be trained to be creative
Fletcher noted that the narrative approach of training creativity through telling stories resembles how young children are creative — and research shows that young children are more imaginatively creative than adults.
But the ability of children to perform creative tasks drops after four or five years of schooling, according to studies. That’s when children begin intensive logical, semantic and memory training.
The narrative approach to creativity can help people unlock the creativity they may have stopped using as they progressed through school, Fletcher said.
One advantage for organizations that train employees to be creative is that they no longer need to strive to hire “creative people,” he said.