Innovation is one of the most researched field in new technology as well as any other markets. Indeed without innovation, most fields would simply vanish. The speed at which the information and the possibilities collide determines the necessity for a business to remain vigilant with its creative potential. The speed seems to never cease to increase and as a result, one option appears:To think outside of the box.
This is how one keeps the creative juice running. The flow exists everywhere and although it needs a structure to be directed, it also needs a wilder space to be expressed first. Here are 5 simple ideas to implement individually or corporately ways to think outside of the box, increase the flow of inspiration and enhance creativity and innovation.
1). Create a space
Give yourself a free space where you write or express your wildest dreams, vision and inspiring ideas. There are so many tremendous discoveries that have been made out of one simple idea that was given a chance to be expressed. never disregard anything. What seems to be madness in concept today may be the next greatest innovation tomorrow.
2). Open up and network
There is true value is sharing ideas with like-minded people or people who are completely different. Indeed, it doesn’t matter who you network with as long as you give another a moment to listen to his or her truth. There is great wisdom and tremendous worth in opening your mind to someone’s else perception. Never hesitate to build a bridge with another. Great ideas arose out of association, collaboration as they brought new ways or expanded ways of thinking.
3). Experience Mind-mapping
A creative tree is a mind-mapping technique that gives your mind a space to balance its right and left hemispheres so that it creates at its most optimum potential. The right side considers an idea in its wholeness whereas the left side perceives a much more linear way to create it. By combining both, you successively give your mind a way to activate both side and extract the maximum information it consciously holds at the time.
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4). Browse the web
Everything is available and everything is at reach. Sparking one’s creativity can be as simple as growing the web and getting ideas from your field or read about innovation, art and lifestyle. You may be surprise how the ordinary can inspire to move beyond what is known.
5). Observe nature and balance
Nature doesn’t only have a way to survive, it also has a way to thrive through Life by forever moving forward without interruption. The perfect recycle process uses the principle of letting go of what doesn’t serve the purpose of the whole and refine what the whole requires to sustain its equilibrium. Ultimate creativity and innovation must be willing to let go of something if they wish to make room for the new. There is little room for the new when the old still holds on.
Creativity is the most natural way of existing. It takes a conscious Life to make it a way of living. ~Aline
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