Often the main block to creativity is actually a mental block. Thoughts or comments such as these can stop creativity in its tracks.
- Im not creative
- That is not my area
- We must be practical
- There must be a single right answer
- That is not logical
- We must follow the rules
- We must avoid ambiguity
- To err is wrong and unforgiveable
- Play is frivolous
- Don't be foolish
Creativity takes flexiblity and stepping outside your comfort zone. Be careful that you encourage open thinking and avoid the thoughts and phrases mentioned about which can bring to a halt the new ideas that may help your strategic planning, value engineering, problem solving and process improvement.