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Fast Company gives some insights into how the culture at MailChimp fosters constant, pervasive creativity and innovation. “We provide an environment that allows for, and encourages, acting on spontaneous creativity,” says [cofounder Dan] Kurzius. When employees feel safe sharing their … Continue reading
Perhaps we’ll never nail them all down, but here’s some research that identified six facets of individual creativity: The research showed that the test used could predict a person’s ability to come up with new solutions, collaborate with others, sell … Continue reading
Want to become more creative? Try doing nothing for a while. Stephen Shapiro explains:
Conventional wisdom is defined as “A widely held belief on which most people act.” It’s the stuff that “everybody knows.” Take, for example, alligators. Thanks to countless images in children’s books, cartoons, and comics, as well as all the toy … Continue reading
Let’s call it Rule Zero (because it comes before Rule One): Creativity and innovation begins with your mindset. You have to think of yourself as a creative person, as a person who comes up with innovative ideas. Consider this story: … Continue reading
Think there’s not much new you can do with going up and down stairs? Try injecting some fun. Going up: And going down: (Hat tip to Dan Pink.)
In one of his recent Monday Morning Memos, Roy H. Williams offered some excellent advice for people who are seeking to “think outside the box:” Talk to someone who doesn’t even know what box you’re talking about.
From Lego, a video showing how sometimes ideas just click.
Gregg Fraley asks “Why are we sometimes color restrained?” Walking down a street in North London last week, I spotted this chair in a store window. Ice cream for the eye! It had me wondering why we “hold back” on … Continue reading
Brainstorming has gotten a bad reputation, mostly because few people understand that it takes more than just shoving people into a conference room and telling them “Do some brainstorming for our next big idea! It’ll be fun!” The chances of … Continue reading