Creativity Information

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity At Work


As workplaces continue to rightsize and downsize, we all find ourselves doing more with less. How do we stay ahead of the workload while staying sane? The key is to put your creativity to work for you so you can do more with less and shine like never before.

Just what is creativity? It is the ability to make, produce, cause to exist or bring into being; the ability to make something out of nothing or to make something better than it was before. Creativity is an inborn force that we all have: If you're alive, you're creative.

It needs to be said, though, that not everyone has the raw talent, creative vision and self-management skills to run out and make a living being an artist. But remember that artistic talent is only one way of potentially millions that you can express your creativity at home or at work.

In today's workplace, creative thinking, problem solving and innovation are at a premium. Here are 12 ways you can express your creativity more powerfully in any workplace:

1.) Use your values, interests, skills and aptitudes to express your unique perspectives, opinions and contributions.

2.) Take full advantage of the unique features of your personality to express your creativity in ways that are natural for you.

3.) Dress your body and your work space in ways that reflect your passion and energy.

4.) In what you say - either verbally or in writing - and how you say it, make sure you use word choice, vocabulary and communication style to showcase your uniqueness.

5.) Everybody works differently. Use your work habits, decision making and problem solving style to express who you really are.

6.) Everybody lives their lives differently. Use your personal habits, time management and outside interests to positively impact who you are at work.

7.) What are you passionate about? What kinds of things do you channel your energy into? What are you committeed to? Take all three to work with you and put them to work for you.

8.) Every creative act begins with a conception. Make sure you capture your workplace brainstorms in concrete ways.

9.) Every creative act develops through an incubation phase. Make sure you put safe boundaries around your own creative work time so it doesn't get overwhelmed with other responsibilities.

10.) Every creative act ends with a birth. Make sure you help each project grow to its next level.

11.) Celebrate your beginnings and your endings. Mark the big moments and look for reasons to play.

12.) Know when it's time to move on ? from ideas, projects and jobs ? then do it.

Still not sure you even are creative? Try reading the now-classic The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. If Julia can't convince you you are creative, then no one can!

Cheryl Lynch Simpson is a Spiritual Director and Solutions Coach who helps women discover and create the life they've always wanted to live. Cheryl is the author of over 30 print/Internet articles and the founder of Coaching Solutions For Women, a coaching website that produces and showcases career, business, and life solutions that improve the life balance of today's busy women. For a complimentary copy of her latest e-book, Ten-Minute Stress Zappers for Women Service Business Owners, visit http://www.coachingsolutionsforwomen.com.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Forbes

How To Unleash Your Creativity, From A Stanford Professor
Forbes
Everyone has ideas. Some of us even have great ideas. But not everyone has ideas that grow into multi-million dollar businesses. What is it about those few people that makes them capable of using their creativity in such clever entrepreneurial ways ...



Science News (blog)

An abundance of toys can curb kids' creativity and focus
Science News (blog)
Toddlers play longer and more creatively with toys when there are fewer toys around, researchers report November 27 in Infant Behavior and Development. Researchers led by occupational therapist Alexia Metz at the University of Toledo in Ohio were ...



PRI

Gary Marcus: Defining creativity | Public Radio International
PRI
Creativity is almost always associated with the arts, but Gary Marcus tells us how creativity takes on different forms in all aspects of life.

and more »


British Journal of Photography

New magazine Clove puts the spotlight on South Asian creativity
British Journal of Photography
Launched on 11 December, a brand new biannual, Clove, has a refreshing take on art and culture. Founded by London-based, British-Indian journalist Debika Ray, the magazine focuses on creative work from South Asia and its global diaspora. “My impression ...



TES News

On the originality of species: we have creativity beyond measure
TES News
In Afterimage, Polish director Andrzej Wajda's last film, an enormous banner depicting Stalin is draped over avant-garde artist Władysław Strzemiński's window, turning both the room and his canvas a dark red. This stunning visual metaphor conveys what ...



Coloring Books Relieve Some Stress, But Real Art Therapy Boosts Mood, Creativity
PsychCentral.com
A new study shows that although the extremely popular adult coloring books can reduce stress, they are not nearly as effective for mental health as engaging in true art therapy. The findings show that participants who created their own art in a ...

and more »


How Do Leaders Foster Engagement and Creativity?
Yale News
Research has shown that companies are efficient and effective when a proactive, flexible, fill-in-where-there's-a-need ethos of “organizational citizenship” is the norm. That works best when employees can go above and beyond in ways that are ...



Frederick News Post

Walkersville students win top creativity awards at state recycling contest
Frederick News Post
Parker Montour, of Walkersville High School, stands with her sculpture “P.E.T. Wire Wolf,” which was first runner-up in the Creativity category at the 16th annual Rethink Recycling contest in Baltimore. Courtesy photo. Cheyenne Reese, of Walkersville ...



MediaPost Communications

The One Club for Creativity Announces ADC Awards Jury Chairs
MediaPost Communications
The One Club for Creativity Announces ADC Awards Jury Chairs. by Larissa Faw , Yesterday. The One Club for Creativity has announced its jury chairs for next annual ADC Awards, celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design. This year's jury ...



South China Morning Post

Bangladesh's top art-collecting couple promote creativity and religious tolerance amid Rohingya crisis
South China Morning Post
... and Southeast Asian art and design, and The Collector took the opportunity to obtain a first-hand update on their ambitious art centre, which is under construction in northeastern Bangladesh. Due to open in 2018, the 105-hectare Srihatta-Samdani ...


Google News

home | site map | Ocean Art
© 2006