Why? What is…? What for…? Where? How?
Sometimes we want to show our knowledge about what’s new, sometimes we try to find a solution to a problem, but we are faced with blocks of society.
We create anxiety and block, because we identify the arrival of criticism of our environment, in view of our possible actions.
They are often our past experiences, giving rise to these locks. We cannot forget our past and if the environment provides less good images of the past, reacted inappropriately.
If we want to be creative and find a solution to a problem we have to take a leap into a supportive environment.
The environment can be supportive, but can also be an obstruction (in organizations are almost always) and we can deliberately create an environment full of creative stimuli, or at least only very relaxing.
The creative environments can vary with people and moods. If depends only on us, we may want to try how we feel in a new environment, and check if built in an environment that inspires and promotes creativity.
Sometimes a blank sheet and a set of crayons is the spark to a flame of creativity.
In organizations, this environment is not so easy to find. Ideally, the organization develops a culture of creativity and innovation, but as this is often not possible, we can always use the epidemic principle:
- Behavior contagious.
- Small changes have big effects.
- Changes happen overnight.
People are highly social by nature and we as a people to easily respond to the presence of other people and often copied what we observe.
The competitive society that we are part it’s rich in value judgments and can easily lead us to appreciate others and their ideas, conveying uncertainty.
We ran, towards others with psychological security when we accept the person, when we use empathy and we do not evaluated them. We also have the psychological freedom to think, feel and contribute fully.
At heart, we are who originated the most blocks, specifically our subconscious when we are not being alert to the pitfalls of conventional thinking, removing from us the freedom to create.
It is our past, eminent builder of prohibited signs and red and yellow lights, which prevents us to move along the path of imagination and creativity. There are rules, standards and other annoyances that if one part are good constraints on the other hand inhibit our creative capacity. It is the logic instead of emotion and intuition.
Some cultures throughout history have promoted creativity more than others, creating conditions conducive to creative production.
In this century witnessed a further cycle in which some cultures seek to promote creativity while others just complain about the livelihood of traditional models.
“A key feature of creativity is not being afraid to fail” – Edwin Land