Creativity is part of any entrepreneurial process.
We need creativity when we want to solve problems. We need it when we want to improve something. We need creativity when we want to grow our businesses.
Are these activities something outside of an entrepreneur and his business? No, they are always here.
Now, when we know that we always solve problems, improve something, think about business growth, or simply to survive, we also know that creativity must always be a part of all business processes.
However, the problem is that although these activities are constantly existing in the business, yet it does not guarantee that creativity will be with them. Sometimes we are creative when we are not in the office or when we don’t think about work activities. Often times, our brain is in a kind of “blocked stage” and without ideas.
We need to be creative if we want to succeed! How we can to solve this problem?
Below is possible process that you could apply.
#1 Call your team into your office (2 minutes)
Sometimes simply individualism that is within you can’t help you. You must be aware that you have a team of people who can always help you.
When it comes to creativity, you must use the full potential stored into your business. So, call the most important people into your business. For this task, you will need two minutes.
#2 Give them a piece of paper and ask question (2 minutes)
Each invited person, need to receive a piece of paper where everyone will write a proposal for the solution. You explain the problem, they propose solutions.
This task will take only two minutes.
#3 Give them 5 minutes to propose solutions (5 minutes)
Give them 5 minutes to write a possible solution to the given problem.
This is not about detailing the decision just briefs of possible ideas for solving the problem, or defining the causes of problems and possibilities for elimination of that causes.
#4 Now, let’s everyone exchanges their paper with the rest attendees (15 minutes)
Now simply each member of the team exchange their piece of paper with other colleagues and everyone will need to add value to the basic answer of the previous team member.
#5 Collect all answers (1 minute)
Once they complete rotating the papers with proposals, you will simply need to collect them all.
#6 Analyze and decide (5 minutes)
Now you have enough creative solutions for the problem, and maybe improvement proposals that are out of the basic problem.
For the next 5 minutes, you need to analyze all the proposals and decide about which solution will be the best for the implementation.