3 ways to enhance creativity in your workforce

It can be difficult to be creative especially if we aren’t given the space and the capacity to think in the way we uniquely do.

Take brain breaks.  This isn’t just for kids in school!  Our brains need some time to regroup and reset to get us thinking to the best of our ability.  This can be a quick stretch, dance party, or just a walk around the office. Take a few moments to recenter your thoughts.

Try different locations.  We all can’t be innovative staring at our computer screen.  Try sitting outside, sitting on the bean bag chairs that are collecting dust or use a conference room.  Change up the location.

Consider off hours.  9-5 isn’t always the most creative time of day for people.  Consider flex time and off hours to get the most out of your employees.

 

Alissa Carpenter

TEDx Speaker, Author, Facilitator at Everything's Not OK and That's OK
Alissa Carpenter is a multigenerational workplace expert, owner of Everything’s Not Ok and That’s OK and host of Humanize Your Workplace podcast.
She provides training, consulting, and speaking services to organizations all over the world. She has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Her work helps to bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies, and she has worked with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. She has delivered a TEDx talk on authentic workplace communication, and has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, ABC, FOX, and CBS. Her book, Humanize Your Workplace (Career Press), is set to release next year.
Alissa Carpenter