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Fostering creativity in your company

Corporations generally paint a pretty bleak picture of themselves. The companies and their employees are seen as uptight, serious, formally dressed robots who crunch numbers all day long and follow orders blindly. But the times are changing, and millennials like companies that encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

While corporate jobs probably don't need their employees to be as creative as, say, a graphics designer at a digital agency, they do require some level of creativity. One of the major tasks in corporate jobs is problem solving, and being creative about it is almost always a good idea. Here are some little steps you can take to encourage your employees to be more creative in their day-to-day work.

CREATE A REWARD MECHANISM

Give your employees a little pat on the back whenever they figure out a new way to solve problems, or if they discover a way to get things done quicker. Encourage healthy competition because that gets the creative juices flowing.

ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION

Cross-functional teams always come up with innovative ideas. Debates and discussions among employees help them bring brand new, foolproof ideas to the table.

ENSURE WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Tiredness is inversely proportional to creativity, so make sure your employees don't get burned out. Going to work should not feel like a chore to them, rather they should enjoy the work. Give them the right challenges, and reward them for it. But do not let them bite off more than they can chew.

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