When you hear the word creativity, what comes to mind? For many of you it may be your child making a drawing or acting out moments that ooze of imagination. The reality is that creativity goes far beyond the arts and can be integrated into just about everything!
Let’s start by defining creativity. According to Wikipedia.org., Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art, a novel, a joke, etc.) that has some kind of value.
Creativity is becoming more and more important in today’s workforce. Employers are looking for problem solvers that can think outside the box and be creative enough to bring their own solutions to the table and then work with others to navigate through new and unchartered waters. By having the tools to travel through uncharted waters, it allows companies to have a competitive edge.
The thing is, when does one learn to be a creative person? Can one just decide upon entering the workforce that they need to start thinking more creatively?