Being creative is definitely not exclusive to being artistic. Would you limit yourself to one creative option when you have a smorgasbord to choose from?
As Edward de Bono said, “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
Last week, I talked about perspective as a powerful problem solver. This week, it’s about how being creative involves you looking at things differently. Why?
Creativity and perspective, simply put, are synonymous with each other. A simple connection is:
Perspective is how we see things + Creativity is how we think about things = Creative perspective is how we think about the things we see.
This analogy is the answer to any business, be it large or solo, that finds they have a problem or need a fresh way of looking at things.
Do you or your staff need a morale boost? Does data or performance indicators show that there is a need to build some team spirit? Do you feel those old, boring workshops you’ve been running need a fresh perspective? Maybe you simply want to get your executive team together to brainstorm some future projects?
Our business workshops are designed specifically for such needs.
By using natural and recycled materials as our tools and, with over 30 years experience as educators, we are able to tailor a workshop specifically to your needs while allowing participants to have fun.
After all, as John Cleese said, “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”
Here are a few simple things we use on a daily basis as a way of training our creative minds. [ After all, our creative mind is like a muscle – If we don’t use it, we lose it!]
- Doodle while you work. Now go back and see if you can imagine / see something in your doodles.
- Pick an object from your desk and see how it looks different from different angles. Do any of these different angels make it look like something totally different? Below is a series of close ups of the same object. What do you see in each?