Our environments have a tremendous effect on our brains, including how inspired we feel and how comfortable we are taking risks. There is some element of creativity and risk taking anytime you try to reinvent ideas or processes. So, it makes sense that you need to establish settings that facilitate these responses.

Curate environments where your team members are free to brainstorm and hold spontaneous meetings. Also, ensure they have access to digital tools and spaces that allow them to let their creativity unfold.

Forward-thinking companies also challenge the status-quo: Someone looks at a traditional way of doing things and asks if there is a more effective or more efficient solution. By regularly challenging the norm, you can experiment with different strategies to accomplish the same goal with fewer resources, in less time, and with higher quality results. You may not always find the next best approach but occasionally you'll develop something that creates immense value for your organization.

Published on: Dec 14, 2018