How to develop creative culture at workplace?

How to develop creative culture at workplace?
   How to develop creative culture at workplace?     Have you ever pondered on the significance of developing a creative culture at workplace? Well, many CEOs today consider it highly significant, because they believe innovation contributes to an organization’s growth and success, which can only be achieved if the culture in an organization is creative and smooth. Few days back while I was reading through Internet, I came across an IBM’s survey. IBM basically asked 1500 CEOs from 33 industries of around 60 countries about significance of creative culture at workplace. The survey revealed that they support creative culture and for them it is the most imperative and primary skill for leadership. Vision, integrity, management discipline and consistency are secondary skill sets, according to those 1500 CEOs. Thus, you must have understood that leaders of an organization play a vital role in developing creative culture at workplace. But employees also play their part in fostering this culture at individual level. Do you believe that creative culture is well-suited for big organizations or companies with high-budgets? Well, you are completely mistaken! Size of the company, its industry and its budget are not the major constituents that affect the creative output. I am therefore, sharing the key factors or techniques that can help you to foster creative culture in your organization and encourage your employees to innovate:
  • Create an inspirational workplace
You need to follow the design-centric approach and integrate innovation in your organization’s culture as a must-follow thing. This is essential to keep your pace with the changing demands of the corporate world. But, your employees can never innovate and deliver creative outcome in an obsolete working environment within a small, congested workspace and under dim lights. You need to provide your employees and team members wide open spaces, as to foster a creative culture. Big windows, cozy work spaces, bright lights and huge spaces contribute a lot to the comfort of your employees. If you are on a low budget, you can even do all this at minimum rates. Vivid colored walls and wide spaces are also good enough. You need to make sure that how you can help reveal the creative side of your employees by giving them an ideal workspace.
  • Reward the creative process not just the end result
I have observed that many organizations reward employees on end results. They never praise employees who have worked hard on deploying a creative process, but couldn’t succeed in delivering expected outcome. If you want your team members or employers to consistently stay motivated and come up with out of the box solutions, then reward them. Always cheer their creative process, even if they don’t produce the required result. This is how you can encourage and foster a creative culture at workplace.
  • Build teams with diverse people and give them priority over your customers
You shall definitely not be able to get a perfect team, if you seek to employ your carbon copy in terms of skills, knowledge and mind-set. An innovative and creative organization grows well with diverse team not with similar minded people. Hire people from diverse backgrounds, holding different experiences and education. This diversity will strengthen your organization, resulting in great success. Foster a creative culture by giving highest priority to your team members or employees. I know customers come first, but when you put your team first, it ultimately results in satisfied and happy customers.
  • Create a stress free and positive working environment
Studies have proved that positive mood improves creativity. Thus, you need to provide your employees a positive and stress free work environment, so that nothing hinders their creativity. If your team members or employees are studying and stuck somewhere in their assignment, provide help with assignment. This will be a great initiative to minimize their stress. Our positive mood makes us open-minded and lets us discover better options. So, providing a positive work environment will surely broaden up your employees’ perspectives and will encourage them to innovate. You need to incorporate fun in work as well, so that they feel relaxed and come up with creative ideas and solutions. I would suggest you to frequently organize recreational activities for your employees to better foster a creative culture. Creativity today is a must thing that you have to incorporate within your work processes, encourage and develop within employees, because your competitors might be making efforts to become more creative than you and capture the market.     Author: Kaelynn Bailee is an experienced academic consultant, who has been working in  online firm supervising work quality. She loves to spend her time on her favorite activity, writing education blogs.

How to know when to quit your current job?

How to know when to quit your current job?
How to know when to quit your current job?   The feeling of excitement when you get a job equals only the sense of dissatisfaction felt by people who start hating their job. Just like in a love relationship, everything you used to love now seems annoying. But how to know for sure that you have served your time at your current job and move on with your career?

Indifferent about your company

Losing interest for a job is a completely normal thing. When an employee realizes that their personal goals differ from their company’s goals, they cannot have the same drive and ambition to keep on working in such an environment. Feeling indifferent about your work tasks and the company in general can cause a feeling of guilt, as well. You get paid for a job that you do not do properly. This is why it is important to leave your job before it leads to severe psychological problems.

Your dreams are somewhere else

According to the results of a study published by the Washington Post, only 13 percent of workers like their jobs, globally speaking. The rest of the crew goes to work because it simply pays the bills. Many people think they will get used to a job they do not like. However, if your dreams are somewhere else, you can try to force yourself to start loving that job, but it simply won’t happen. Everybody who considers themselves part of those 87 percent of workers that do not like their jobs should resign and start a business of their own. Today freelancers of all kinds pursue successful independent careers in different fields. If more people stop doing their boring and mundane jobs, more workers will be happy and satisfied with their lives.

Experiencing humiliation and abuse

It is much easier to quit if you honestly despise your job. However, things are not black and white when your work conditions are great and the job itself is inspiring, but the environment is cruel. The worst thing that can happen to a creative and original worker is being suppressed by envious colleagues and a toxic boss. Even in large corporations there are often cliques within departments. Those of you who do not fit into such groups will be subjected to verbal abuse and humiliation. If you are in such a situation, do not hesitate to report the case to company’s CEOs and the authorities. However, if there is no feedback on your complaints, you should leave that job.

No professional development

What often happens when it comes to job-related difficulties is that people are enthusiastic when they start working, but become disappointed if their company does not invest in their development. Modern businesses have to adapt their policies to the fast-changing business world. Moreover, they need to prepare their employees for new challenges and different technological innovations. When you realize that your colleagues from other companies attend business conferences and courses and you have been only stalling, it has to make you feel dissatisfied. To change the situation, you need to try to convince your manager to pay your business courses. Of course, make a plan and prepare a presentation that will show them why a specific course will be valuable for the business and for your own development. Being repeatedly rejected should lead to only one thing – pack your things and quit. Even when you are completely sure that you have no future at your current job, it is still hard to leave it. The fear of the unknown is usually stronger than the feeling of discontentment. But try gradually to prepare yourself for quitting, by doing something on the side. It will make the final cut less painful and, what is more, your existence will not be threatened. You can develop and have a better career path if you quit on time. Read Ultimate career progression guide for useful tips on this matter.       Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is a coauthor on several websites and regular contributor to BizzMark Blog. Currently, he is working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies.  

What do you want to be?

What do you want to be? Dev IT Solutions, is one of the major players in the field of IT & Mobile application development industry, has introduces a set of Educational mobile applications to help kids learn in enjoyable ways. Their belief is that young kids learn better in informal and creative environment filled with fun and joy. This is the reason why their mobile apps are doing exactly this, as they are divided into several levels that are filled with pleasing sounds and colorful pictures to develop interest of kids. Dev IT Solutions, has been constantly delivering high quality services and products. In this sense they have developed “What Do You Want To Be?” , educational mobile application designed by team of expert and experienced mobile app developers. It is crucial to introduce and help children to learn effortlessly with fun and these mobile apps make it stress free for kids. Talking about this innovative educational mobile app – What Do You Want To Be? a senior spokesperson from Dev It Solutions stated, “We are pleased to announce the launch of these unique educational mobile apps, specially designed for kids and their parents. These mobile applications help kids to learn about various occupations in the world. Along with learning, it also relieves kids of boring puzzle games that, at times overburden their young minds. Continue reading “What do you want to be?”