Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected - William Power
I just want to encourage you that each one of us has the capacity to creatively connect the unconnected.
I was chatting with a friend the other night and she suddenly had an a-ha moment. She realised her creativity is activated by writing bespoke code that helps her colleagues enter data in a much more streamlined way. To that point she hadn't see that as creative and yet her colleagues would have thought it was extremely creative and a 'life saver' for them as time stretched teachers.
All this to say: I believe we need to re designate creativity for everyone rather than being reserved for the 'artistic' only.
Bill Moyers says, 'Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous'.
I agree with him, but I also know that in the full-on mode of a normal work day it's hard to take the time to even think about adding anything creative let alone doing it.
So, here's an idea for your team to play with while on a break in the staff room or at the water cooler....
Put a white board or flip chart up on the wall and write something on it that you would like some ideas or input on. Leave markers and sticky notes around for the team to use and let them go wild....no restrictions, no judgement, no names. You may be surprised as what happens. You may even get a peek at the marvelous.