Creativity At Work For Future Success
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Creativity at workplace is a whole-brain approach to your leadership and creativity development in business to help any organization to succeed at innovation. For many leaders, executives, managers, and other knowledge workers, it’s very common to know that business success would reside in the ability of leading the business creatively and innovatively. It’s not only the act of bringing new and imaginative ideas into the reality, but also the practice of perceiving the world in different ways. For some others, creativity is to find the most latent patterns and make connections between the irrelevant phenomena just to produce the ultimate solutions.

“Is there any correlation between creativity and innovation?”

Do not listen to those claiming that there’s no difference between creativity and innovation when we can’t have innovation without the creativity. Also, some people would agree that creativity is not attached to the so-called “discipline” while the innovation implies the discipline. Personally, this is not true at all since creativity is seen as a key point for the whole innovation equation. In short, the crucial metric in these two is the value creation.

Turning back to the main point of the matter that creativity and innovation are all the keys leading to the company’s future success. “Put creativity to work” will be the most commonly encountered saying of the leaders to their employees. Nowadays, the demand for creativity from employees has marked a rise, especially in this phase of technological development.

“Is there any evidence?” just see how Google tries to set up the “20 percent program” in which the developers will be asked to spend at least 20% of their working hours on other projects. This is another plausible attempt made by Google to give the employees more time and space to work on what they call “the creativity” and “the innovativeness”. However, the most crucial part of what I want to mention here will be about…

Can Creativity Be Learned?

Ah yes! A good question can help everyone to worry less if each of us is not naturally innovative and creative. In fact, not much the same as what others thought, creativity is a skill that can be built up in a course that can be managed. As many successful people advise, a foundation of knowledge will be the first step to take, including learning a discipline and mastering the way of thinking.

With a quick look inside “The Innovators DNA” of Clayton M. Christensen along with his researchers, one thing for you to bear in mind is that the ability of producing innovative ideas is not a function of brain, but another part of all five key behaviors optimizing your mind’s discovery:

• Associating: make connections between issues, inquires and any idea from other irrelevant fields.

• Questioning: ask questions to challenge your wisdom.

• Observing: analyze customers’ behaviors and those of suppliers and your company’s competitors to discover new ways of doing things.

• Networking: meet up anyone having new ideas to learn new perspectives.

• Experimenting: build up interactive experiences and trigger unorthodox responses to see how the insights are going to be like.

But then how to unleash creativity in workplace? There will be six ways to encourage the employees to bring creativity to their work. Read them for your further references.

- Motivate employees with some rewards.

- Someone is pretty creative, but having no outlet to voice out, offer a suggestion box to grant anyone a permission to unleash their creative ideas.

- Establish innovation teams that will be assigned to come up with all-new ideas.

- Creativity requires some people to take risks, let them know that the skill is highly valued and evaluated.

- Employ staffs from different backgrounds and base of knowledge instead of creating a homogenous environment.

- Make workplace as fun as possible to make employees get inspired with new ideas.

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