developing the creative environment

As a leader, it is important to create an environment where the team can grow and develop their creativity.  How is this achieved?  Simple steps such as…..

  • listen to your team carefully – without prejudging them
  • honour their ideas
  • credit their ideas without claiming credit for yourself
  • continually seek opinions from team members
  • help the team turn their ideas into reality
  • thank the team for ideas and then thank them again
  • show them that you care – have a pastor’s heart
  • demonstrate with action as well as words
  • accept challenges to your own ideas
  • reward people for ideas – even if they are not actioned

none of these ideas will be new to you – implementing them does, however, take time and effort – that time and effort will be well rewarded

How do you know when an environment is creative?

It will be a place………

  • where you are heard
  • where you are treated with respect
  • where you have room to grow and develop
  • where you  feel comfortable
  • where you are appreciated
  • where you actions matter
  • where you can dream crazy dreams
  • where you can try out new ideas
  • where trust is a given
  • where respect is shown

Tomorrow we will look at ways of providing a creative environment