The world is changing very fast. If we reflect on our past and compare it with today everything has changed. I think this transformation has been shaped and restructured through creativity that exists all around us.
The world is restructuring so fast and to remain in this race one should create his/her own distinctive identity. Being creative is the only requirement to thrive in today’s world. However, the question that remains is, what will a person, lacking creativity, do to make himself compatible in this world? Will they simply lose the show for not being a thinker? No – Creativity is a learned skill!
Learning to be Creative
Creativity? – Edward Debono said, “Creativity is a huge deficiency in our thinking habits.” The human brain is not designed to be creative, it is designed to set and follow routine patterns. This is what makes life practical and possible. During our lifetime, regularly we add and delete a certain amount of information – every time when new information comes in, it is to be added to what we already have and this is when we go back and restructure the previously held information which later shows up as refined and structured information; the perfect explanation to creativity.
Moving on to the most important question – why creativity is always regarded as an inborn talent rather than being referred to as a learnt skill? Answering this question, I would state that I’m not talking about artistic skills here rather I’m covering creative thoughts and ideas. So, is it a learned skill? Can we search for that talent, nurture it, develop it and encourage it? According to the survey conducted by Oxford University, “Creativity is 85% learnt,” If creative thoughts are a skill then everyone can learn this skill, practice it and apply it. As like all other skills, everyone can acquire a usable level of creativity as well. Some people will be better at it than others.
In a nutshell, creativity is something that can be learned. The exhortation has some value but not as much as the creative skills one is bestowed with; either through learning or inborn. Moreover, just telling people to be creative is not enough, creating an environment where imaginative ideas can be generated is equally important. Hence, Creativity is a usable and a deliberate skill – it is no longer just waiting for ideas to pop in.
About the Author:
Shahzaib is The Content and Activity Development Executive at LMG. He works closely with the Trainers to facilitate them and achieve his goal of becoming a Trainer one day too. He looks into the client needs on a training by training basis, working on the business needs being met and the value additions to the client’s company. He further works with the Sales Team to understand the need of the clients and with the participants to gauge the effectiveness of each training to further improve where applicable.