Category: Professional creativity

Implementing Creativity in a Professional Work Structure

We tend to associate creativity with artists and writers and their inspiring sculptures, vibrant paintings, and beautiful poetry. Because of the focus that exists on these brilliant creators, we seldom appreciate the impact that creativity can have on our professional careers. However, creativity is one of our most useful skills, no matter what work we do, whether it is accounting, marketing, or simply managing a department.

Creativity is what permits us to forge our path and our view. Without it, we remain a part of the organizational machine and the existing structure. With creativity, we can alter our environment, make it better, and grow.

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Innovation: How to Integrate Creativity and Inspiration in Your Company

Creativity is a strange animal — you could almost say it has a will of its own. You may have had the experience, as I had, of sitting in the middle of a meeting talking about an unrelated topic. And then suddenly, you have a flash of inspiration about something you have been grappling with for a year. Other times, you may struggle with the solution to a problem– perhaps you can’t find it, despite trying everything.

We all have our methods for inspiring creative thought. Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most brilliantly creative minds humanity has ever produced, famously left many of his works of art unfinished. He would start work on one piece and then leave it incomplete. On commissions, he would take more time than what was originally allotted. Those who hired him would try to force him to complete his work with punitive clauses in contracts, but it wouldn’t work.

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Creativity and the Workplace: How to Derive Inspiration

In a rapidly changing digital world, innovation is not a luxury. Products and processes must be continuously improved to remain above the competition, and creativity is what drives that innovation. Managing the daily to-dos can often make finding inspiration impossible. The challenge then is developing and nurturing a playful mind, one that will continuously come up with new ideas.

I’ve been searching for mediums that trigger ideas for me. As I continue to explore more and more, I have found some practices and sources that have helped me nurture my creativity.

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