In order to propel your business forward, having employees who have the ability to think creatively is vital. The absence of creativity at a company can mean not being able to evolve to keep up with consumer trends or distinguish themselves from competitors. With a team of original thinkers, companies can continually offer quality products and services.
What does it mean to think creatively? It’s the ability to connect disparate ideas and thoughts to offer novel solutions to problems, come up with inventive new features for existing products and be able to find ways to motivate employees to deliver. Being original sets your company apart from your competitors and helps you offer unique value to your consumers.
How do you inspire creativity?
Creativity can be inspired by a number of ways. It’s a matter of providing your employees with the optimal conditions that spark creativity and leave them feeling energised and full of ideas. How do you go about this?
Build a diverse team and encourage open discussion
By hiring a team with people from different backgrounds – genders, ages, work experience, cultures and races – you create the right space for your employees to be exposed to new ideas and thoughts. Because everyone has had different life experiences, richer discussions and a more robust exchange of ideas can take place. This fuels creative brainstorming sessions and promotes a stimulating work environment.
By organising regular discussion sessions where team members are asked to share their thoughts and ideas when working on projects, they can bounce ideas off each other, build upon shared ideas and arrive at enlightened solutions. This also serves to improve communication within the team and build stronger relationships.
Autonomy, or independence, is the freedom given to employees to make decisions and exert control over projects, timelines or their own work schedules. By not needing to check back in constantly with a superior, and instead, trusted to come up with the best solution for the problem at hand, workers are not limited by invisible out of bounds markers and can explore different ways of doing things. It is important, however, that employers still provide guidance to newer employees and create a system of accountability so that autonomy is not abused.
Inspire your team with courses and team building activities
The word ‘inspiration’ is often thrown about, making it lose some of its power and meaning. Though overused and elusive, inspiration is powerful and can keep us motivated. Psychologists Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J. Elliot have studied this state of mind and note that, “the heights of human motivation spring from the beauty and goodness that precede us and awaken us to better possibilities.”.
When you’re inspired, you’re excited about what could be: a great springboard for motivation. Getting inspired usually involves having access to new information or doing something outside of routines. By organising course sessions, fun bonding activities or a channel where your team can share thought-provoking material – you can create an environment where inspiration and creativity are just around the corner.
Choose Making Teams to fuel creativity in your team
Infusing a culture of creativity into your team will ensure it’s high-performing, adaptable and set up for success. Start creating the conditions that inspire creative thinking. With Making Teams Singapore, you can organise fun, virtual team building games that increase team cohesion, raise morale and invigorate spirits. With this, you promote creativity.
Browse our range of online team building games: Murder Mystery, Amazing Race, Escape Room and many more. If you would like to learn more about what you can do to create a high-performing team or what type of remote team building activities you can organise, read our other blogs. Or contact us if you would like to find out more.