In my last post, we explored the idea that tapping into one’s creative mind can become easier with practice. Practicing something is straightforward- if one knows what to do. But what if we aren’t in touch with our inner selves, and we don’t know what it means to be creative?
Posts Tagged: creative
Design thinking is shaking up how top innovators do business. But it is not a new flavor of the month — it has been practiced for decades. You can benefit from design thinking no matter what your background or field.
Quick, be creative! For most people, this is a tall order. Thinking creatively on-demand is not an easy task; in fact, it can be outright intimidating. But, according to four experts in the field, it’s also probably not a necessary one for innovation. Results from OPM’s 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey indicated that nearly 91... Read more »
I'm the Digital Storyteller for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It's a new position that I'm happy to say I'm really enjoying. I've gotten to learn so much about digital platforms, content, and subjects within the Agency. Back in January and February, I wrote and published a series on our blog about Community Emergency... Read more »
Does the Spring weather make you crave new directions? Do things feel stale around your office? Do you need new ideas to solve nagging problems? Perhaps your entire team needs a dose of creative thinking. As timelines get reduced and work intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases exponentially. It is no longer enough to... Read more »
How do you negotiate or strategically plan your organization’s next step as an active partner with 50,000 individuals? Ideation can help leaders focus a group, allowing them to speak in one clear and strong voice. Using the right social media tools helps bring the crowd together to brainstorm about a single topic, and then self-prioritize... Read more »
Optimism is rising among small business owners, but, according to a recent Citibank survey, the rosier outlook may not lead to more hiring, Dow Jones Newswire reports today. While more than 80% of small company CEOs think that 2011 will be better than 2010, only 14% say they will hire additional employees. Unfortunately, this is... Read more »
For as long as I can remember I have loved creative writing. I loved it because I knew that anything was possible. You can develop any character, create any setting, lead the characters down any path, and choose any number of events to unfold. You are permitted to develop your own rules outside of the... Read more »
LIVE UPDATES 8:30 am In my efforts to live tweet this event, I had to resort to updating this blog. Government isn't quite sold on the live tweet/updates argument, but I'll do my best to keep you updated via blogs over the next few hours. I just got the call to come set up our... Read more »
This year will be our best year yet. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) invites customers from all federal agencies to participate in our 2009 Open House. Come see our creative professionals at work, learn about our new products and services, and enter to win FREE training or a FRAMED photo of our new President,... Read more »