With automation fast taking over the working environment, creativity and creative thinking is becoming a hot commodity. But when inspiration doesn’t come, how can you get those creative juices flowing? Here’s your how-to guide.
“You don't think your way to creative work. You work your way to creative thinking.” — George Nelson, Designer
For many professionals, the opportunity to innovate at work is something to relish. Research has found that creative fulfilment is central to job satisfaction, with one survey finding that 78% of people believe that creativity makes a profound difference in their lives.
Yet even though organisations are full of brilliant people brimming with creative ideas, many employees find the procedural corporate environment stifling and rigid. After a few years, it becomes all too easy to get stuck in a rut.
With industry 4.0 looming over our heads and with more and more tasks being automated, key human skills such as creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving are set to become only more vital for individuals and organisations alike. This appears to be a truth universally acknowledged with 60% of CEOs stating that creativity is the most important skill for leaders and 80% of the general population identifying it as critical for economic growth.
Bearing all of this in mind, the question that we as professionals must ask is: how can I unlock and enhance my creativity at work? Fortunately, the team at Davitt Corporate Partners have put together a helpful infographic guide featuring a number of quick and easy creativity hacks.
For example, did you know that going for a long walk can boost creativity by an average of 60%? Scientific research has revealed that walking elevates levels of molecules that stimulate the growth of new neurons and transmit messages between them.
Another good idea is to drink a cup of black tea. This increases creativity by making the drinker feel more relaxed and this is the optimum state for getting creative.
For more tips and tricks on boosting your creativity, take a look at the infographic below!
Author: My name is David Keane, I am the director of Davitt Corporate Partners – an organization based in Dublin, Ireland. We work with employees and employers to make them work more effectively.