Creativity at work
Many people believe that they have to advance continuously on a straight line towards the right solution. That just seems to be logical or efficient or appropriate. The result: They get stuck and settle for minor improvements – or they even return to the status quo out of frustration.
Creativity is innate? Wrong – much depends on our mindset. In our workshops, participants reflect their attitudes and discover how they can realistically grow their creative potential at work.
Among the attitudes that encourage creativity are:
- really own your objectives to enhance perseverance and stimulate your unconscious thinking
- consider your entire life as a chance to learn, observe, digest and store
- look out for extraordinary experiences, recharge your creative energy
- encourage playfulness, the spirit of discovery and positive emotions
- overcome fear of failure and resistance
- take time for diffuse thinking that breeds insight
Suitable attitudes promote creativity comprehensively and in the long run – the right techniques trigger ideation on demand. We teach techniques related to observation, association, fantasy, analogy, combination and prototyping. With these techniques, participants work on real-world challenges from the organization.
Fantasy includes for instance:
- artificial limits: What would we have to do in order to achieve our objectives with only half the resources?
- Imaginative experiencing: How would it feel to be the new subsidiary?
- Backward thinking: We have established our product as the new standard – how have we achieved that?
- Anti-solution: What smart ideas can we derive from the worst possible solution?
- discover the potential for innovation
- understand your strengths and weaknesses and develop your individual growth strategy
- master a varied set of techniques for creative problem-solving – individually and in teams
- work with pleasure, preempt burnout