Creativity is a quite wanted personality trait in the business world today. The reason why big companies seek to find creative employees is that creativity is the mother of success.
Creativity is More Than Just Invention
Creativity means being able to turn new and interesting ideas into reality and perceive work in new different ways in order to merge unrelated phenomena and come up with a creative and quality solution. In other words, creativity requires you to be passionate and committed to your work and implement ideas to improve your work performance.
A person who has ideas but doesn’t act on them is not a creative person
A wise man once said, that if a person has ideas but doesn’t act on them, he’s being imaginative and not creative. Are you being creative enough at work? For those who think they should practice creativity and use it more often to become better in their field of work, we’ve prepared a few simple steps on how to boost and develop your creativity faster and much easier.
These 4 Simple Steps will Help Boost Your Creativity
1. Always question your ideas, solutions, and actions
Good innovators are always creative and tend to question their ideas, solutions, and actions because sometimes, the idea we have can be upgraded and turned into a better idea, the solution we’ve come up with can be upgraded and turned into a better solution and the actions we need to take can be upgraded and perform better. And all this is achieved by questioning yourself – ‘What can I do to improve this idea/solution/action?’ Or – ‘what will happen if I realize this idea/implement this solution/take this action(s)?’ These questions are in fact very powerful tools that will boost your creativity and make you become the best creative innovator in your field of work.
2. Practice daydreaming
For those of you who haven’t heard of the term ‘Daydreaming’ let us introduce to you the second powerful tool that will push your creativity. Daydreaming is using your imagination in order to come up with an idea, solution or action you need to take and improve your work performance. People don’t always need to have a high score on their IQ test or a previous experience to become successful innovators. All they need is to practice daydreaming and stay focused on their goals during the day.
3. Practice cohesive creative thinking
Big companies like Google, require and encourage their employees to take at least 20% of their time and dedicate it to practice cohesive creative thinking. You may take an hour per day or an hour per week to exercise creative thinking and focus on cohesive creative ideas. We promise that the results will be booming once creative ideas will start attacking your mind and improve your performance at work.
4. Share your ideas with others
If you’ve heard the quotation ‘Two minds are better than one’ then you probably know what we are talking about. Sharing your ideas with others, including your co-workers, friends, and family will not only improve your social skills but also help you improve your ideas, boost your creativity and become the best in your field of work.
Are you ready to bring your creative side to light?
If we encouraged you to boost your creativity with these 4 simple steps, then half off the job is done. The other half is up to you to finish. All you have to do is listen to your heart and just go with the flow. Creativity will meet you halfway!