Be creative to help employees develop

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Giving your employees the freedom and the resources to be creative can shake up your business productivity.

Workers want their companies to embrace creativity and get the best out of their skills, a recent study has found.

The Creative Group (TCG) survey found that 7 out of every 10 (71 per cent) creative professionals said their firms aren't imaginative enough on how they set and reach their goals.

More than one-quarter (28 per cent) of respondents also said they don't feel empowered by their employers to creatively approach their projects.

Is your company and its employees suffering from a distinct lack of creativity? Here is how you can improve it today.

Use visual resources

The world has become an increasingly visual place. Infographics have replaced hard data, emoticons show our emotions via text messages and images are widely used to great effect.

The reason for this is because decision-makers, among other professionals, are increasingly time-poor and need their information quickly. And visual representations of data are easier to digest!

Providing information that is concise and has been rendered into a pie chart, a bar graph or countless other visual platforms is a far greater way to share information. Images convey the key points in an often playful way, which also improves information retention.

Web conferencing permits users to share their visual data in real-time and transmit knowledge in an efficient way. By being collaborative and cost-effective, web conferencing allows creativity to blossom.

Share your knowledge

Donatella Versace once said: "Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas." A business can learn from this by collaborating on projects and giving creative people the freedom to discuss ideas, and even question the status quo.

Teleconferencing services allow large numbers of people to collaborate on the same project at the same time. A conference call is easy to set up and is flexible enough to suit your business needs.

Or, to quote another world great, Albert Einstein: "Creativity is contagious, pass it on."

Topics: Web Conferencing, Teleconferencing

Last updated on October 7, 2014 22:51

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