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How to Make Your Team More Creative

How to make your team more creative and productive? According to Hal Gregersen, an INSEAD professor, it is easy - there are five „discovery“ skills you need to have in your team. Now, grab a paper and a pen and analyze your team - does your team have those skills?

A Simple Way To Train Yourself To Be More Creative

“Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

- Pablo Picasso

Nowadays, we’re forever hearing how vital creativity is to success. But what if you’re not that kind of person? Well. Think again. A creative person is a person who creates things. You don’t have to be an artist, popsinger, designer or a mad scientist. You can train yourself to be more creative.

But let´s start with a story.

In late 1971, Bill and Barbara Bowerman were having breakfast when it dawned on him that the grooves in the waffle iron she was using would be an excellent mould for a running shoe. Bowerman, who was Co-founder of Nike and a track and field coach at the time, had been searching for a way to make shoes lighter and faster.

Working at a clean office may promote conventionality, a messy office may stimulate creativity

Einstein had once said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"

Now we might have an answer.

In a study, conducted by psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs and her fellow researchers at the University of Minnesota, 48 participants in both clean and messy rooms were asked to come up with as many uses for ping pong balls as possible.

The result?