When we think of creativity what often comes to mind are inventors such as Leonardo Di Vinci or Steve Jobs, or people who have created masterpieces such as Picasso or Bach. There are many definitions of creativity, but for our purposes, we will use the dictionary.com definition; “the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.”

Creativity can be defined as the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness or a composition which is both new and valuable. How do we tap into our creativity when corporations and organization require or expect it?

Creativity is a skill. It can be learned. Workplace employers and the workplace environment can assist and promote the creative corporate culture.

Creative thinking in the workplace is in demand. We live in a competitive society and creativity improves productivity, teamwork, and innovation. Organizations receive many benefits when a creative corporate culture is implemented.

There are several techniques that once learned can assist workplace personnel to increase their creativity.

Check out Carol’s blog for a greattake on creativity talking about olympic swim suits!  I’ve also blogged  a sample from the Velsoft course, check it out here.  Then click on the image below to get your printable Creativity in the Workplace Quick Reference Guide!

All Velsoft Courses have Quick Reference Guides. It’s a way for participants to quickly recall the main points of their courses long after they have been completed.