Ways to inspire employees to do better


When it comes to creativity, it isn't just restricted to artists and musicians. It comes in handy at a workplace too. But you cannot expect everyone to bring in the same level of creative thoughts to the table - every person in the team would have their unique strengths. 

So allow us to tell you ways in which you can inspire your team to think differently and flourish by enabling a creative environment. Here's how:

01/ Allow flexibility in working schedules

Flexible work hours include a deconstruction of the mandatory 9-5 workday. Flexible working schedules lead to higher rates of overall productivity and higher job satisfaction. This itself will encourage you to adopt such a policy as it also leads to more creativity. When employees aren't fixated on precise punctuality, they will have more time to think of creative solutions.

02/ Encourage breaks

Taking breaks is necessary if you wish to increase productivity and job satisfaction. Don't neglect your employees' ability to improve their creative thinking. Allowing breaks will give them the time to work less in a restricted timeframe. When employees aren't pressurized to finish their tasks at a particular hour, they are more relaxed and thoughtful through their work process.

03/ Be willing to listen to new ideas

One of the biggest creative limits in a professional setup is the fact that there's no one to listen to creative ideas. Your workers might be wanting to come up with new, cool and clever ideas. But if they aren't being heard or even feel comfortable enough to discuss their ideas with the leaders, it is of no use really. To resolve this, as a leader, you must listen to every new idea - good or bad. You don't have to act on all of them, but you must value them and give employees some honest feedback. Doing this regularly will cultivate an atmosphere of positive idea generation.

04/ Make use of sensory experiences

Creative experiences come from combining two drastically different ideas together. You could gather some thought-provoking ideas together and write them down in a mail. This mail thread can then be handled by every employee to jot down their ideas. Sooner or later in a work meeting, the leader and employees can then discuss all these ideas together. You never know, you might all just agree on clubbing two unrelated ideas together to create something completely new and different.

05/ Facilitate team mentality

Creative ideas randomly pop up in anybody's mind. These rough ideas are then discussed with other partners, investors and team members to make it all work. Creativity then becomes a team sport. As a leader, you should take the responsibility to help your team to work together. Facilitate team mentality by tearing down the do's and don'ts of a workspace. Give them the freedom to explore, conduct team exercises, give them the opportunity to bond with one another. This will help them trust each other better and work together to bring in fresher ideas each time.

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