One creative entity, WeTransfer -- a Dutch tech company driven by creativity almost more than technology -- took note of the hotbed of talent flocking to Southern California and excitedly chose not only to join, but be a foundation and facilitator to exciting collaborative projects in the realm of art, music, sports, and culture.
The creative spark and process is notoriously resistant to attempts to manage, control and direct it. For most folks, the creative juices and muses simply don't arrive on a set timetable. Leaders, owners and managers can, however, create an environment that contributes to the development of unique and creative ideas.
Everyone that I work with wants to know what the secrets are to be more creative. The reality is simple, it's just about making small changes. The good news is just by changing or adding small things to the buffet of your life, you can almost immediately be more creative at work and at home. Here are 7 simple secrets to being more creative.
One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me.
Have you ever had a great idea for a new product, or maybe a business never thought of before? Have you ever written a novel in your head or come up with a recipe that is completely unique? Do your friends and family brace themselves every time you utter the dreaded words, I've got an idea? Well, my friends, if you're that person, then you're just like me.
In Washington, D.C. earlier this month, The Ovation Foundation, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and Americans for the Arts met to formally recognize 10 schools who "use the arts to make STEM subjects more accessible and engaging to students and are able to mutually strengthen arts and STEM learning."