Working-Arts®’ Innovation Architecture and Artful Professional approaches are informed by philosophies and assumptions including these:

- architectures provide creative yet orderly frameworks for building rich and adaptable systems
- sustainable results depend on consciously created practices and infrastructures

- six elements of human activity represent key dimensions in which innovation is possible
- individual and organizational passions are also primary sources of innovation

- sustaining a productive level of passion and innovation requires structural support
- aligning projects to passions helps to create high-performance levels of engagement

- paradox and disagreement provide valuable creative tension, which feed innovation
- a circular relationship exists among stress, conflict, and creativity

- early stages of creativity are delicate and require careful handling
- non-judgmental response supports and informs creativity; pre-mature judgment kills it.

- a distinct and creative "inquiry phase" can result in better designs and decisions
- creative inquiry can be driven through whole-picture thinking and artistic viewing

- the arts and artistic viewing provide information, insight, inspiration, and energy
- the arts support creative thinking, and offer technologies for business success

- an artistic view supports thinking that is less personal and more human
- an artistic view is natural to human thinking, and does not require formal arts skills

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