5 ways organizations can benefit from encouraging creativity in the workplace.

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Usually, the topics of business and creativity don’t come up in the same conversation. Many believe that business is all about making money, while creativity is about art and imagination. So how do two rather different ideas fit into one?

Creativity in business is a way of thinking that inspires, challenges, and helps people to find innovative solutions and create opportunities out of problems. It’s the reason some companies wow us with new, amazing ideas, whilst others merely follow the beaten path. It’s the source of innovation and inspiration.

There is much more to creativity than artistic value

Linkedin named creative thinking the most demanded skill nowadays. Other researchers have also placed it in the top 3 required skills to run a business (together with critical thinking and problem solving). Creative thinkers are the visionaries that drive companies’ growth and innovation practices. …


It takes a bit more effort than just listing the things you like.

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If I could only keep one mindful practice in my arsenal, without any doubt that would be practicing gratitude. I feel like it often gets overlooked for its simplicity but I think it one of (if not THE) best ways to improve one’s life.

However, simply listing the things in your life that you love doesn’t do the trick. In the same way, you can list ten ways to become a billionaire and still make a few dollars per hour. What would make it work is adding action.

Gratitude without feelings is simply a list of things that you like.

When you add the feeling of gratitude to your practice, it takes a completely new turn. You actively experience it over and over again, teaching your mind to focus on the positive instead of negative and to choose to see abundance instead of scarcity. …


Ask yourself: what does being creative mean to you?

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Many people mistakenly equate creativity with art. While artistic expression is a big part of creative endeavors, it’s not the only thing.

This misconception makes a lot of people doubt whether they are creative or not. Those who are not outstanding musicians, painters, or writers often give up on themselves too early

But the good news is that there is much more to creativity than artistic value.

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.— Mary Lou Cook

So if creativity is not (just) art, what is it?

Creativity is… curiosity

It combines being open to new ideas, concepts, skills that outside of our daily scope of attention with exploring the world around and seeking answers to why things are the way they are. …

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Anastasia Shch

Experience Strategist • Service design & UX research • Ideas for finding more creativity and meaning in everyday life · Life enthusiast · anastasiashch.com

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