In our fast-changing world, it is essential to strive to be at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Long gone are the days of a corporate monopoly: we’ve entered a new era that sees the rise of creativity in just about all business areas.
Even though the corporate environment has changed a lot, the basic practices and principles of a corporate workforce have not. Simply put, people still need to be professional.
So, how do you craft a corporate environment that caters for both professional demands and creative innovation?
Clue 1: Candidness
Creativity resides within anyone. All it takes is an inspiring moment, a so-called spark, for a creative idea to take flight. However, for this to happen, a person needs to be encouraged in a work environment that allows open-mindedness. If creativity is stimulated in a corporate environment, great ideas can come from anywhere at any time.
Clue 2: Curiosity
Dare to be curious. Tempt your corporate team to think out of the box by encouraging them to explore fields outside their comfort zone. Thinking differently about your job could lead to interesting developments. Think about how you can learn from a purely creative environment. How can the setup of a creative workspace perhaps influence a cubicle workspace or even a boardroom?
Clue 3: Tell a story
So often a message can get lost in a corporate environment, not because of what is being said, but because of how it is being said. Communication is key. The trick is to find a narrative in the message you are trying to get across. Creatives often deal with complex information by transforming it into a narrative. This method makes information more relatable and easier to absorb.
Remember, most of us will be spending a significant amount of our lives building a career. Building that career within an environment that is constantly developing can be challenging, but nevertheless, change offers the opportunity to add flavour to your corporate routine. So, why not embrace it?