Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bring Creativity Back to Your Business Culture

Do you ever feel like you and your business are on autopilot? You go to work at around the same time everyday, perform the same (or very similar) tasks and return home around the same time. Your business may be thriving, but there’s no challenge in it anymore. You know the work like the back of your hand and you're bored.

Overcoming Fear

Obviously, you don’t want to stop doing something that you’ve already put a lot of time and energy into establishing. What you want is to retrieve that feeling of wellbeing that you had when you were still struggling, when ideas would strike you and you’d put them into action right away, without feeling afraid that they weren’t going to work out.

Try New Things

The truth is that everyone is full of ideas but, when one thing starts to work really well, you’re tempted to keep doing it without letting in new innovations. But if you keep doing the same thing, your business might start to drop off after a while. Every business, every industry needs innovation in order to keep thriving. So it’s a good idea to keep doing what you’ve been doing all along but also keep trying new things.

Brainstorming Sessions

Bring creativity back to your business culture. This can be done by brainstorming for ideas yourself but also involving your employees. Everyone knows that brainstorming sessions are more fun and productive when you do them with others. And you might be surprised at the results. That quiet guy who generally doesn’t say much but only focuses on his work might be chock full of creative ideas. People who seem to only be interested in office politics and office drama might find brainstorming and coming up with new ideas very motivating. They might start thinking more about how to be creative in the workplace and less about the personal lives of everyone around them! They might start having fun again.

Be Patient

Of course, the effects may not be immediate. The brainstorming idea might take a while to get off the ground. So it’s best to be patient and encourage your employees to keep at it.

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