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Future of Work – Where Real Time Creativity Will Rule

June 22, 2016

One of the biggest opportunities for organizations to be future ready now is to help people to hone their creativity muscle.

83% of CEO’s say that they worry about their leaders ability to innovate and create at the speed of change.

Why is there a ‘creativity gap’ between how business has been done and how it needs to be done?

My research indicates that its a mindset problem – the corporate culture has been one of mundane repetitive tasks and a constant environment of putting out fires. People have not been primed to be creative nor have they been rewarded. This needs to change.

Leaders and teams of the future will have the ability to leverage technology for real time creative solutions and the language will be centered on ‘what can we create’ rather than ”this is what we have done before’.

Companies that foster creativity have higher employee happiness and engagement.

Let’s take a look at some of the technologies that are on the leading edge as it relates to creative solutions.

Shyft is a creative solution for shift workers – this app allows workers to swap shifts and to solve the problem of finding a replacement real time.

Soapbox rewards employee ideas and its app allows for workers to vote on ideas, comment and collaborate.

Finally, Plasticity is a creative solution for tracking and improving employee happiness and provides tools to help increase employee happiness.

When it comes to real time creativity in the workplace it means that workers are leveraging the multiple resources that are available and putting together solutions from available resources. This means that every one in the company is aware of the technologies available, what they do and how they ‘talk’ to each other. Everyone in the company is focused on creative solutions and consistently practice creativity in customer solutions, supplier relations and within the company.

Creativity isn’t a nicety in the workplace it is a necessity! Only those companies where innovation and creativity will thrive in the future of work.

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