Manufacture Your Day by LIVING A CREATIVE LIFE
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
– Buckminster Fuller
Wikipedia says, “Creativity is a mental process involving the discovery of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the existing ideas or concepts, fueled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight.”
If companies would have more brainstorming than “blame-storming” sessions, don’t you think they would focus more on solutions instead of problems?
What if you would define a problem in detail on paper and pass it around to different departments on all different levels asking for possible solutions? Don’t you think the various insights could be incredible?
If you are having trouble to get the creative process going, move. Go for a walk. Get yourself into a different frame of mind. Put yourself into a different environment. Shake up your brain cells. Give it a try!
If you don’t exercise your brain, it won’t serve you well. Mental fitness is important and if you don’t use your “thinking muscle”, you will lose it.
Perhaps a good book (or my daily messages) can provide some inspiration to get your brain cells moving again?
How can this foster an environment of creativity?
I remember when I started my first (and only) job in Canada that I had to sit quietly at my desk for 8 hours. Keep your head down and work.
This was certainly not the perfect work environment for an extrovert like me. My energy level and my productivity got worse day by day, and I knew that I had to take some corrective action. I asked for a change and my boss listened. I was transferred to another location where I shared an office with 3 other people. What a difference! I was allowed to talk, have fun, and come up with some creative ideas.
You may have heard me saying this before: I have a vision of replacing the boardroom table with treadmills. This would certainly be part of creating an environment of creative interaction during meetings.
Wouldn’t it be great to experience positive energy and ideas as meeting outcomes?
Can you see that creativity is a must during changing times? Live it, breathe it, encourage it.
This will make all the difference.
Food for Thought:
How often do you look for creative solutions?