The benefits of creativity are endless. However, not every workplace or job naturally has creativity as part of its daily routine. If you work in a more academically centred career, spend sometime to make sure yourself and colleagues are getting as much freedom as possible to be creative. Here is why it benefits to think creatively as a team, and how to encourage more creativitiy in your day to day office.
Allowing creativity in the work place can lead to better teamwork amongst colleagues. Creativity can be encouraged by listening to multiple ideas and solutions. Try to get different team members to sit in on different focus groups – the diversity in the groups will encourage creativity and encourage team bonding.
More Attractive Workplace for Employees
Creative workplaces are statistically are more desirable to employees – the more appealing your workplace seems, the more interest your job openings will have, and thus more choice to chose the best candidate for the role.
If an employee is given the freedom to be creative in the work place, this will allow both the right and the left side of the brain to work harmoniously. When someone uses both sides of the brain, this improves their efficiency.
Increased Problem Solving
When a person is creative, this tends to improve their initiative and therefor increased their problem solving ability. This quality can be nurtured by making sure an employee’s job role is varied.
Increased Staff Morale
Being creative has endless benefits, it improves mood and lowers stress – all these benefits lead towards boosting staff morale. A happy office is a successful office.