An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail - quote by Edwin Land
While I agree with Edwin, I believe failure in business does not have to involve a big financial loss or a huge waste of time which is often how we understand failure in this arena.
If we take the time to follow a line creativity, analysis and risk assessment involving those around us we can do a pretty good job of deciding if our bright idea will fly or fail.
If you’ve been following what I have been saying over my different blog articles you will understand that I believe the people who can often give us the biggest insight into the outcome are the ones that we sometimes overlook. They are those at our gateways like receptionists, sales people and doormen. In your inquiry I would encourage you to give them a safe voice so you have the full picture for
'Creative ideas reside in people’s minds but are trapped by fear or rejection. Create a judgment-free environment and you’ll unleash a torrent of creativity.' -- Alex Osborn
As a designer in training this is something I was taught. We had the best time while doing our degree going wild with creativity. Truly fun! The sad thing was that our tutors said 'Have fun now because it won't be like that out in the business and design world'. How utterly sad. As I have worked with clients across the spectrum I have seen that there was truth in what was said to us.
I have learned despite budget and time constraints it is possible to think big and crazy, to take your work out of the ordinary and done before into the fresh and inspirational. Taking your team with you adds a dimension you will never achieve on your own - trust me.
Set your team free and allow them to journey with you to create and find solutions together.
It takes a team willing to put their individual perspectives and preferences aside that allows their quieter members to feel comfortable enough to extend their 'cogs' and engage. I am sure you will agree that when everyone is contributing in their own unique strengths the team will shine.
I recommend Tracey to help you develop your team's cogs. https://www.traceyolivier.com/
Leaning styles are based on the senses. This is commonly called the VAK model. (Visual/Auditory/Kineasthetic) The study conducted by the Special Diagnostic Studies found this result (Millar 2001)
Which learning modality do you fit into? Click the following link for the list of Modalities to find out how you learn and communicate best. I am definitely a visual with a touch of the other two…I think we all have a touch of the other two but there is one we use to do our best learning. This includes all discussions and problem solving situations.
If you are managing people….take a good look at the percentages. It maybe you need to change the way you talk to your team!