Promoting Creativity in the Workplace

Even though managers put a lot of emphasis on ensuring everyone is focused and getting the job done properly, it’s important they encourage creativity and innovation within the workplace. Employees are not just good at one specific task.  They can also come up with ways to improve their job (or a product or service).  There are many creative ways to help companies, but management needs to encourage this to happen. Here are some tips to help give employees a little creativity within a business: – Look at all the procedures that are in place, and if any of them are not serving a significant benefit that can be measured, then eliminate them. – Consider rewarding the creativity of all employees.  Do this publicly so others can see that it’s appreciated and recognized within the company. – Give employees some time to be creative.  Let someone spend up to 20% of their work day testing out a way they might improve a specific task.  It may benefit the company in the long run. – Encourage teamwork to help employees bounce ideas off of each other.  It can help them work out potential problems or spot new ones.  It can also help overall team morale and improve company culture. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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Steps for Generating Ideas

Everyone can participate in idea generation.  In fact, it should be a team effort.  Every team member plays an important role, no matter how they’re wired.  We all must set aside some time for idea development.  Bringing old elements into new ideas depends on the ability to see relationships.  Every idea produced follows a certain technique.  Here are 5 steps in this technique: 1 – Gather materials.  Get all your facts together.  Classify and organize all information as it’s being gathered.  Pretend you’re putting together a puzzle. 2 – Blend all the information together.  See how they might fit into the puzzle you’re trying to build. 3 – Forget about your ideas for awhile and try activities that stimulate your mind.  Go outside of your normal routine. 4 – Here is where you’ll naturally come up with an “I’ve got it” moment.  Write it down or memorize it. 5 – Share your idea with your team members.  They can offer a different perspective, and together you call all generate something better. These 5 steps allow businesses to produce relevant and dramatic new ideas.  Remember, it’s a team effort, so having a good company culture and a highly engaged team is essential in generating new ideas. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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How to Improve on Productivity as a Leader

Strong management is key to a successful company.  And employees thrive with powerful leaders.  So, it’s worth investing time and resources into developing effective leadership skills. Becoming a masterful leader takes time, but there are some things you can do right now to better yourself in your leadership position. Here are a few ways to increase productivity as a leader: 1 – Set clear goals and expectation for each quarter – this ensures that your employees agree with and understand their objectives. 2 – Take advantage of organizational tools – this way you have the infrastructure in place to support your work, and the rest of your team will follow. 3 – Schedule Short Meetings – long meetings are boring and take up too much of your team’s valuable time.  Schedule 10-15 minute meetings and you’ll be amazed by how much time you’ll save. 4 – Become closer to your team – this will allow you to communicate with them more effectively. 5 – Write everything down – take notes at meetings so you can prioritize your responsibilities and have less of a chance to forget important details. These small chances to your schedule can help you lead a more productive team. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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Improving Teamwork in the Workplace

Good teamwork helps to improve morale in the workplace.  Workers become more productive and this ultimately improves profits.  It also makes problem solving easier. If your company does not have good teamwork, then it’s going to be difficult to succeed.  This can result in a lack of collaboration, ineffective communication, loss of productivity, and loss of business. Here are some tips to improve the teamwork in your company: – Encourage your employees to attend social events.  In low-pressure, informal surroundings, team members will get to know each other and form bonds. – Document roles and responsibilities so everyone can work together effectively.  If your employees know their responsibilities and the responsibilities of their team members, work gets delegated properly and everyone will work more effectively. – Make sure all employees are clear regarding long-term goals of the company.  Company goals will influence team communications and keep everyone moving in the same direction. – Show gratitude by giving formal recognition for employee achievements.  Teamwork will improve when employees are rewarded for helping one another. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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