“Get creative yourself to celebrate this weekend’s World Creativity & Innovation Day” say innovation experts OpenGenius
In advance of this Sunday’s World Creativity and Innovation Day, innovation experts OpenGenius are inviting people across the globe to get creative by offering some helpful advice.
The tips are backed by over 40 years’ experience in the field from CEO Chris Griffiths and his team.
Chris said: “Last week we saw data reflecting UK productivity dropping for second quarter and released some advice for British businesses to boost productivity. This week we hope that the following tips help to boost creativity and allow workers to come back after the Bank Holiday armed with fresh ideas.”
Go for a walk:
Walking has been scientifically proven to improve our cognitive function. Stretch out your Easter Sunday stroll – and while you do so, give some thinking time to a problem you need to solve, or some ideas you want to work on. In our busy modern world we rarely give time and space for our thoughts to breath, but going for a walk is the perfect time to do so without the pressure of a work environment.
Do something new:
Having new and unusual experiences has been recurrently linked to boosted creativity – so rather than sticking to your typical weekend routine this Bank Holiday, get out and have a new experience. Meeting new people and experiencing something different is highly likely to ignite your inner creative flame.
Try thinking without the box:
As discussed in the recently released Creative Thinking Handbook by OpenGenius CEO Chris Griffiths, the real key to unlocking creative ideas isn’t thinking outside the box, but without it. The box represents our assumptions and beliefs, which often limits our imagination. Aiming to remove these assumptions will allow you to throw the box out altogether and think more creatively than ever before.
Talk to others:
Do you have a specific idea to work on or a new project to start? Talk it over. Speaking with others allows you to bounce different ideas and come up with new better ones. They say “team work makes the dream work” and the same applies with creativity, so while you’re getting stuck into your Easter Roast this Sunday, why not discuss some new and exciting ideas with your family?
Having helped the likes of Nasa, Disney and Microsoft (to name a few) OpenGenius are world leaders in innovation, and are the creators of productivity and creativity tools DropTask and iMindMap.
Chris added: “We are on a mission to make the world a more creative place, so World Creativity and Innovation Day is a campaign close to our heart.”
Notes to editors:
OpenGenius provide productivity software solutions for teams all over the world.
To find out more about the Creative Thinking Handbook by OpenGenius CEO Chris Griffiths visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Thinking-Handbook-Step-Step/dp/0749484667