Managers: Do these four things to spur creativity

What could your employees accomplish with a little extra creative genius?

A recent article published in Forbes states that by establishing a creativity-friendly work culture, the possibilities could be immeasurable.

Here are four ways managers can boost creativity in the workplace.

1. Trust employees 100 percent. According to the article, employees are more creative when they know they are trusted. Employees who come to internalize the notion won't require micromanagement or follow-up meetings to ensure work is completed. CEOs and managers can foster creativity by inviting employees to spend a portion of their day or week solely in creative mode.

2. Allow for failure. By eliminating the pressure for perfection with every new idea, managers can open up more ways for employees to achieve their own creative greatness.

3. Help employees think like business owners. Teach employees to approach their work as if they are working for their own personal brand or company. By doing so, employees begin to think about the business from a different perspective. If employees approach their work like a CEO might, they will begin thinking like an owner and get even more creative, according to the article.

4. Support great ideas with resources. CEOs and managers should recognize that some of the ideas employees are passionate about may come from their personal time outside of work, according to the article. By providing employees with the resources to bring those concepts to fruition, executives create an environment of personal growth and productivity, which in turn fosters even more creativity.

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