Are you as creative now as you were when you were a child?
For many people, the answer is no. As we move into adulthood, we are often conditioned to be more serious and to conform to the norms of society. We lose some of the freedom and playfulness that inspired our wacky kid ideas. At the same time, our jobs seem to demand more and more new ideas, creativity, and innovative thinking.
The right working environment can stimulate creativity and innovation. Colors, lighting, sounds, and arrangement all influence how creative people are. However, the space in which you work is not the only thing that determines how creative your organization is.
There are of course many studies documenting the impact of environmental factors on health and well-being, and this just makes common sense. But today we are increasingly mindful of the role the environment also plays in creativity and productivity.
It is the playfulness we must allow our brain to recognize limitless potential. In which developing an internal relationship of memories, interest, and focus gets the ball rolling when it comes to getting things done. We tend to “remember” certain thoughts based on the feeling or visual intake of the surrounding environment, that caused us to think. The environment is also persistent based on health.
“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
– Mark Twain
In this context, it’s simply the way people, teams, etc. interact with each other. Maintaining a friendly-oriented system that restricts any variation of disrespect and harm to anyone else amongst the team. Whether you know it not, it plays a feeding system, simply what you put out will come back to you.
You can’t always just get up and leave. There are, however, things you can do at your desk to make your environment inspiring.