Creativity workshops and how they can help your company.

creative workshopBoosting creativity by hosting a workshop.

One of the best ways to breathe some creative life into your company is to host a creativity workshop. Taking the time to help employees find their creative side not only helps workers feel better about themselves, it’s also a great way to foster innovation. We all know that innovation is key to running a successful and profitable business. Today will be discussing the things you need to know in order to set up and run a successfully creativity workshop.

Tips on hosting creative workshops to increase productivity.
  • Find the perfect location – One of the best ways to foster creativity is to host your workshop somewhere away from distractions and a comfortable place. Employees tend to be more open in relaxed situation, so why not host your workshop outdoors in a tranquil setting? Many local parks have outdoor pavilions that can be rented for a small fee and would be a great place for your next creativity workshop.
  • Decide who is coming – Depending on the size of your company and its workload not all employees can stop what they are doing in order to attend a workshop. So before deciding who will attend, ask yourself which employees would benefit the most from a creativity workshop.
  • Set clear goals – Before the workshop begins it’s a good idea to set a clear goal to work on. If you have a certain project that you are working on that needs more innovation or a department in your company that lacks enough creativity, try to focus your workshop on these areas.
  • Give everyone a voice – During the workshop make sure to let everyone have a say and encourage it. If you see some of your workers not participating try to get them to join the group and give their own input. This is a great way to get the ball rolling and make everyone feel comfortable sharing with the group.
  • Make sure to follow up – After the workshop is over with make sure to follow-up on what you have learned and discussed. Don’t let a lot of time go by before acting and make sure to keep up with the employees that attended the workshop to see how effective it was.

Increasing Creativity Through Team Building

teamworkIncreasing creativity through team building is one of the best ways to make your employees work more efficiently. It also effectively boosts morale and helps everyone feel that they are part of a single unified team as opposed to having employees that feel as though they must compete against each other in order to get a promotion or even keep the position that they currently hold. Team building is essential if you truly want your business to be as productive and efficient as possible. It also reduces the amount of time that people spend calling in sick and otherwise taking days off because people enjoy coming to work and are willing to put in the extra hours that are necessary to complete that next big project.

Think of your business as if it were a sports team. The teams that win the most are not always the teams that have the players with the most skill. While skill and knowledge are important, perhaps the single most important thing for a person to possess is an overwhelming desire to succeed and to do so selflessly. The best sports teams do this consistently even when they are up against teams that are superior in skill because they have a desire to win. They also have a desire to work as one as opposed to fighting with each other for personal glory. The same thing works in business. The difference is that when you are able to get all of your employees to work together as a single team, the results in both your productivity and the amount of money that you can make are nothing short of amazing.

How does team building really affect creativity? It gives each employee within the company the knowledge that everyone has their own ideas and that it is okay to express those ideas. Each person has a different background and has their own set of expertise. Utilizing the ideas of every team member can produce amazing results when it comes to developing goods or to marketing those goods. This fosters an environment that allows employees to freely express their ideas without fear of repercussions and is the best way to allow them all to express their natural creativity and develop it to new heights.

The ability to be creative is something that everyone possesses to some degree. While some people are naturally more creative than others, everyone has ideas and it is important to create an environment where everyone is able to convey those ideas back and forth in order to brainstorm as a team. This allows your employees to come up with solutions that work better and it costs the company less money. The increase in morale that comes with team building also gives people that additional drive that is often required to help them do their best work and express their ideas in the best way possible.