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It’s often been argued that creativity is a key quality for good problem solving – a skill that holds immense value in team or business leaders. But nurturing creativity in your workforce requires the presence of certain conditions that allow and promote the freedom for creative mental processes to take place. Here are some to consider.

1. A flexible approach

Anyone in a creative role, such as design, would tell you that the time spent thinking about and exploring ideas is invaluable for a successful outcome. This should be applied to all roles and across all levels of a business’s workforce – providing employees with the time and space to think could be just what they need for them to cook up a fantastic idea.

2. Self-development should be encouraged

Make it easy for your employees to invest in themselves and incentivise them to do so in order for them to expand their skill sets. Offer training and courses, promote a healthy work-life balance and find ways to instill a genuine learning culture with your company.

3. Take diversity seriously

Nothing could be more inspiring than being surrounded by a group of diverse people with different backgrounds, experiences, and stories to tell. A brainstorming and collaborative session among a group of distinct individuals could yield truly interesting results – so driving diversity in your workforce is not only the right thing to do, but also logical for business.

4. Reward great ideas

Acknowledging an individual or a team’s great idea doesn’t only fuel positive feelings, but also encourages a creative line of thinking, which in the long-run, could only benefit a company’s bottom line – both in terms of the value of the people it employs, as well as the perception it creates among those external to the company.

5. Promote ‘switching off’ after work hours

Every boss loves to see work getting done on time and on budget, but sometimes, this isn’t possible, and placing undue pressure on a person will hinder, rather than promote creative thinking. Encourage your staff to leave work at the door at the end of the day – and to enjoy undisturbed down time that will ultimately promote a fresh mind.

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