Creativity can be difficult to define and even more difficult to facilitate. In her book, Making the Team: A Guide For Managers, Leigh Thompson states that “Team creativity is the Holy Grail of teamwork: Everyone wants it, but very few people know where to look for it or how to set up the conditions to make it happen." Here's how you do it.
In kindergarten and early elementary school, did you spend time making crafts and coloring with markers and crayons? For me, it was one of the best times of the day during school, and I loved getting to experience with different mediums and ideas. By the time we get older, however, the focus shifts away from creativity and lands on systematic thinking and “right” answers. This is especially true for our careers. Once we enter the job market, there tends to be little or no room for thinking outside the box, error, or trying something new.