The usual interpretation of creativity is often associated with art and design. For example, painting a picture or designing a new room layout are all part of definition of creativity. But creativity can be employed in every aspect of life. Creative people think of valuable and practical ways of doing things. They discover new ideas and possibilities. This kind of creativity has become essential in the modern, competitive world of business and is an incredible transferable skill for those who can master it.
With all the traditional tools (pen and paper) and digital tools (apps) available, you rummage through what tool could really address your needs. You need all the information combined in one place; you need to not only write but draw; you need to record both video and audio clips and save them onto the one note you create; you need to easily share what you create to others. NoteLedge is up to all these tasks and more.
NoteLedge serves as a great tool to help you note down and collage all the new information. NoteLedge’s built-in browser assists you to easily crop information from the Internet and paste it into your notes. You won’t have to waste time switching between the apps.
Revaluate Your Methods
Often we become so used to our ways of approaching problems that we stop considering the other methods. Those who think in a conventional fashion simply can’t see new solutions. You could think of new ways to streamline work process, for example. If you are finding it time-consuming to give approvals at work by printing the document, signing it, then scanning it before sending it to the relevant party, you should consider using PDF Markup to give digital signatures. Pocket Scanner can also help you make digital copies of documents using your mobile phones.
Our creativity is somewhat confined to what we see, our experience and our source of information. After all, we all get inspirations from something. So imagine if you were to combine all the creative thoughts from a team of people with different backgrounds and experiences, new strategies and ideas can be invented. It is exceedingly helpful to talk to people inside and outside of work. You can consider hosting regular brainstorming sessions to share your ideas at work.
Take A Break From It
When we are facing a problem, we are constantly revving up our brain trying to find a solution, but nonetheless, we are still hitting a brick wall. It often helps to just step away, stop thinking about it and do something unrelated to the issue. This would allow your mind to unconsciously work on it.
Try New Things
Keep an open mind and try different activities when you have time. When you are carrying out activities unrelated to work, you may suddenly find the answers that you have been looking hard for as your mind is discovering new possibilities. You could use your office events to encourage your colleagues to try something new. Team building activities are great for encouraging them to move out of their comfort zone.
Whichever idea you decide to go ahead with, it is always a good idea to shake up old ways of doing things and make an effort to try something different. Being creative can take your success to the next level.
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Also published on Medium.