How to deal with the top 5 creativity roadblocks


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The creative and innovative spirit is the backbone of any company, whether brand new or decades old, that is looking to make an impact in the current global economy.

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How to deal with the top 5 creativity roadblocks

  1. 1. HOW TO DEAL WITH THE TOP5 CREATIVITY ROADBLOCKSFor additional information about Innovationplease visit
  2. 2. www.InnovationGrow.comThe creative and innovative spirit is the backbone of any company,whether brand new or decades old, that is looking to make an impact inthe current global economy.Whether it is the products, processes, or customer service, having agood innovative and creative process will give you the ability of creatinga solution to any problem that you may find yourself in. But there are afew things that can get in the road of these seemingly magicalprocesses.Below are the roadblocks and an appropriate strategy on how to dealwith the top 5 creativity roadblocks.2
  3. 3. www.InnovationGrow.comDOUBTPeople are always too fearful that the ideas won’t be acceptable or theywill be rejected and have to deal with the shame of being labeled as notcreative.This doubt prevents the essential transmission of ideas and can leaveout creative input that could make a crucial contribution or stall thewhole creative process.Creating an environment that allows staff to feel valued and contributetheir ideas without fear of reprisal or the associated doubt, will allowthem to cast worry aside and contribute their best creative juice to theinnovative process.3
  4. 4. www.InnovationGrow.comDISTRACTIONSThe concept of uninterrupted thinking time or unstructured play islargely undervalued and can be great to get the creative juices flowingfor innovation.Just taking time with no distractions like email, tweets, or otherinterruptions, will allow your mind to wander and make irregularassociations.Just being in the moment and thinking about whatever comes to mindwill often lead to some ah-ha moments. Find a quiet space with a whiteboard or pen and paper, and look out the window until you feel thespark.4
  5. 5. www.InnovationGrow.comCYNICSThey are the anti-creative. The people that will try to fix the problemwith the same tool that they’ve used all their life.In order to maximize the collaboration you may make time to createseparately and then create together once everyone has somethingvaluable to contribute.By doing this you allow everyone to use their creativity beforeinteracting with people that work on different wavelengths.5
  6. 6. www.InnovationGrow.comPROCRASTINATIONA lot of creative people aren’t good with getting things done without afirm deadline in place.Making sure that there is a time limit on the creative process will allowpeople to create but it will also leave time to implement and test thoseideas to affect change.The greatest idea unapplied is just as good as the worst idea. Set adeadline and stick to it.6
  7. 7. www.InnovationGrow.comLACK OF PROCESSAs counter-intuitive as it sounds you need to put a process into placethat allows creativity and innovation to happen.It may happen naturally under certain conditions but fostering a processthat allows for creativity and free flowing ideas will help to harness thisamazing capably and innovate on demand.7
  8. 8. www.InnovationGrow.comFor the innovation process to work effectively you need to structureyour creative just enough to allow it to happen while still making surethat things get done.By removing the roadblocks you can optimize the process to workeffectively and create solutions to any problem that your company willface.8
  9. 9. GROWING BUSINESS WITH INNOVATIONFor additional information about Business Innovationplease visit