Creativity articles

3 03, 2021

Sarcasm can boost creativity in teams (well yeah, obviously…)

By |2021-03-03T17:30:04+01:00March 3rd, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

"I was just being sarcastic" A dangerous statement in most workplaces, and often the sign of minor conflict between team members. It is often seen as being hostility disguised as humour. However, recent research reveals that in the right circumstances, sarcasm can actually enhance people's creativity. A 2015 study by Francesca Gino, Adam Galinsky and [...]

9 02, 2021

Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

By |2021-02-08T15:36:01+01:00February 9th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was [...]

16 01, 2021

How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

By |2021-01-11T16:37:37+01:00January 16th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

When people think about what barriers a marketer may have to success, they usually think of technical challenges. They think of things like defining a target audience or anticipating consumer response. While these are all important, there is another more important attribute of the job that causes concern. Creativity and innovation are key tools in [...]

13 10, 2020

How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

By |2020-10-13T16:41:05+02:00October 13th, 2020|Creativity|1 Comment

The power of the mind is something we have only begun to grasp and understand with the help of science. However, creativity is an expansive expression of what the mind can envision, create, and conceptualize.  The beauty of a fine painting. The elegance of a story that makes us think and emote. Even the email [...]

19 03, 2020

In this scary Coronavirus time, we can benefit from working more in isolation

By |2020-03-19T20:11:58+01:00March 19th, 2020|Creativity|0 Comments

For the past two weeks, everyone in my company has been working remotely. We had several cases of the Coronavirus in the office, and as a precaution, everyone has been working from home. And it has been working remarkably well. We have been collaborating using Slack, Zoom, Google, Phone and email. And business is continuing [...]

28 02, 2020

What is a creative “Flow State”? And how can I achieve it?

By |2020-03-03T09:37:18+01:00February 28th, 2020|Creativity|0 Comments

What makes it possible for high performance athletes, artists, scientists and innovators to effortlessly produce great, creative work? In certain situations, it seems like these people enter a state where ideas and results just seem to flow naturally. You may have even experienced it yourself. You begin an activity, and become so enveloped by it [...]

1 04, 2019

How long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

By |2019-04-01T21:25:33+02:00April 1st, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

Creativity is a uniquely human trait. Many animals have evolved the ability to use tools, but this is usually the result of of them discovering this use by accident and then passing the knowledge on to other members of the group. Even our closest living animal relatives (like chimpanzees and orang-utans) are natually risk averse [...]

18 03, 2019

The “Comfort Barrier” of creativity

By |2019-03-18T18:13:49+01:00March 18th, 2019|Creativity|0 Comments

Many people experience a creativity comfort barrier. Let me know if you've ever felt the following: Someone asks you to think of something on the spot, or suggest an idea, and you freeze. You say you can't think of anything, and you feel nervous and maybe embarassed. As if being asked to come up with [...]

25 02, 2019