How to weave creativity into your daily job

August 12, 2021

There is a preconceived notion that creativity and business do not mix well since business is all about following strict guidelines while creativity is more on the free-spirited and artistic side. However, creativity has more to offer than its artistic values. 

The difference between a dreadful 8-to-5 drudgery and a rewarding career often lies within an individual’s ability to effectively integrate their sense of creativity into their daily tasks. Creativity is the source of fresh and innovative ideas. Here, these ideas are nurtured and brought into reality 

Creative skills are a valuable asset in the workplace since it enables employees to devise better problem-solving techniques by imagining possible solutions, approach a task from different perspectives, or easily make connections between things and concepts to come up with advanced creation.  

Creativity has also been ranked by LinkedIn as the most sought-after soft skill amongst companies due to the rapid automation of tedious processes which resulted in a cut-down of process-oriented tasks. This transformation has left rooms open for those who can generate new ideas that inspire and help organisations overcome their current challenges.  

How to hone one’s creative skill? 

Some people are fortunate enough to be born with a congenital creative muscle, however, this skill can be strengthened and trained over time by adopting a few new habits and activities to your daily routine. 

1. Set out a day dreaming session 

Set out a period of time in your day to be completely immersed in your thoughts, create a monologue in your head about things that spark your curiosity. This can help you in the process of practicing the power of observation and imagination which is essential for creative thinking and innovation.  

2. Keep a creativity journal/sketchpad  

Having a journal or a sketchpad where you can jot down or draw what you have observed and conjured up in your mind is a great way to log creative materials for future uses.  

3. Explore multiple solutions 

Attempting to revisit a problem with a completely different mindset and perspective can significantly expand your understanding of the matter at hand as well as provide yourself with options as to how you can tackle it. 

4. Find inspiration from those around you 

Strike up a conversation with your family members, friends, colleagues or experts on a particular topic to help you gain a myriad of fresh insights on how to view and tackle issues deriving from it.  

5. Reward your creativity 

Do not take your creativity as a mere indulgence. It is a journey that requires a lot of practice and efforts so treat yourself after coming up with something creative. It will encourage you to do it more often.  

Creativity and innovation at NashTech 

At NashTech, we understand that as organisations around the globe are operating in a highly competitive environment, creativity and innovation are what gives us a competitive edge and helps set us apart. Creativity is what fuels big ideas, challenges employees’ way of thinking, and opens the door to new business opportunities. 

NashTech value our employees’ efforts in striving to come up with better and more efficient solutions in their day-to-day tasks and we are always making room for creativity to flourish in our organisation.  

Find out more great tips to boost your productivity with NashTech here