There is a growing demand for creativity in the workplace. Companies are on the hunt for those who can think out of the box and generate innovative solutions. While most people get stuck into a particular way of doing a task, resist the temptation.
Unleash your creativity and get your creative juices flowing with these four techniques!
- Branch out. Whether you pick up a book that is a different genre than you’re used to, or tryout a new show on TV, each experience adds a fresh perspective.
- Experiment with art. It doesn’t matter if you pick up a pencil and start doodling away or take a visit to the art museum, establishing a relationship with art can inspire new ideas. Even if you don’t think you’re the “creative type”, there is some form of art for each of us to indulge in.
- When you’re stuck, recharge. Racking your brain trying to come up with something innovative can lead to frustration and the same stale ideas cycling through your head. Pause. Let your mind relax for a little bit. Maybe grab a bite to eat, and then come back with a fresh mentality. This will help both the ideation process as well as your attitude toward the task.
- Travel. Learning how a different segment of the population lives plants new ideas in your mind that you can use in the future. Hop on a plane or take a drive.
These four techniques will take your ideas to the next level. When you feel like you’re being sucked into the same thoughts over and over, try out one or all of these suggestions.