Success in business requires creativity. To come up with new ideas, or ways to execute those ideas that are better than before, you need to get outside of “the way we’ve always done things” and spend some time in the “adjacent possible,” as Steven Johnson puts it; that’s where good ideas come from. But it’s hard to be creative when your nose is to the grindstone. If the return on investment is not immediately obvious, it can seem hard to justify time spent on crazy ideas that just might work (but also might not).
We’ll be exploring creativity’s role in successful business at The Subsequent Fall on Friday, Oct. 12. It’s “an evening of creative-tastic cross-culture collaboration” put on by the ever-creative Guru Digital Arts College, along with Edmonton on the Edge and the Jubilee Auditorium. (Tickets are free, so get yours now.) As we get ready for that, we want to hear your tips.
How do you nurture creativity in your business?
Here’s what we’d like you to do:
1. Use the comments field below to share your tip with Capital Ideas. We will choose the best advice and publish it in the Edmonton Journal later this week. (It will look something like this.)
2. If you know an Edmonton-area business owner who would have great advice on this topic, send him or her a link to this post.
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(Illustration courtesy of Brittney Le Blanc, who helps keep Capital Ideas creative with her Meeting Dinos.)