Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creativity - Helping Others Be Creative

Why are so many people not very creative? I think it's because they are never given much of a chance to come up with their own ideas. At work and at school we are always told what to do and how to do it. Thus, very few think for themselves. One good way to help people become creative is to let them come up with stuff themselves. Let people figure out for themselves what to do and how to do it. Let people not only come up with solutions on their own, but also let them figure out the problems. Yes, it's easier, faster, and cheaper to tell people what to do and how to do it, but then you end up with robots (maybe that's why it is so easy to replace people with technology?). If you want people to be creative (and we do because it is the only way we will survive), then you have to let them start coming up with their own stuff. This is also scary because letting people come up with their own stuff will lead to mistakes being made and things failing.

What do you think?