Thursday, October 29, 2009
Halloween brings out the creativity in people. Amazing is the only word to describe what some people come up with for costumes and decorations.
Do you suppose the organizations these folks work for, or volunteer for, tap into their creativity?
Most of the time the answer would be no.
People are motivated to work most successfully and intensely on undertakings they choose themselves. How many organizations authorize that?
The answer? The very best and most creative organizations.
It isn't just big-C creativity that suffers. Getting better at anything involves a certain amount of creativity. Let's call it little-c creativity.
Creativity is one component of improvement. You need coaching, support, and deep practice as well. How well does you organization support these practices? How well do you do them yourself?
Channel the spirit of Halloween. It's not so scary.
Do Something Different!