When you were a child, you may remember that you and your friends were into playing imaginary characters in imaginary situations. You also most likely were into an art form, such as drawing, painting, making sculptors with clay, and other activities that generally come under the jurisdiction of creativity. Somewhere along the way, as you got older, you left all that behind you and became a different person as you became an adult. However, when you became an adult, you noticed that there are many situations in which having a creative mind could have helped you. Thinking-ot-of-the-box is closely linked with being creative, and it is a valuable skill. Fortunately, there are steps you can follow to get some of those skills back, which you had as a child.
Successful businesspeople and entrepreneurs are usually creative people by nature. You cannot be successful as a merchant, regardless of what you are selling, unless those gears are moving inside your head. The following are some ways in which you can embrace your creativity to come up with new ideas for solutions.
Start Accepting Your Creative Side
The American Psychological Association (APA) does not agree with the notion that people are either born to be creative or not. The APA believes that creativity can be developed and fostered by taking some simple steps.
So far, we’ve looked at some general ideas regarding creativity enhancement. However, there are many ways you can help increase employees’ creative side at the workplace by taking some steps. The following are some of the more popular steps you can take as a manager or business owner or a teacher/instructor to get your employees' creative juices flowing.
The Osborne-Parnes Method
One of the oldest methods to help foster creativity at the workplace is by using the Osborne-Parnes Method. It is as follows:
The environment you are in plays a huge role in encouraging creative behavior. After all, the workplace is a place where you spend a big chunk of your life. Therefore, it is crucial to create a work environment that generally has a creative atmosphere.
Things Teachers and Instructors Can do
It is not only managers and business owners who can help with creativity, but educators as well. You might as well do the necessary steps since creativity can be taught.
Some Honorable Mentions
There are numerous ways in which you can help people embrace their creative side. In fact, figuring out ways in which to get people to get in touch with creativity, can itself be a creative journey. However, nothing can be achieved unless there is discipline, resilience, imagination, collaboration, and inclusion.