If computers, call centers, and CEOs went on to invent something for us to do, we would still be using pencils. All things are computer-related. But the magic of business is that nothing has been invented yet. Some ideas for the future are yet to have been created. What does this mean for you and your business? It means you haven’t grown a feel for how far you are capable of achieving without increasing your growth rate. You can keep doing what you’ve been doing. This means no progress.
But, you can also increase your growth rate. And the easiest and quickest way to do this is with your own ability to think creatively. A theory known as the “Theory of Transformational Leadership” explains that the psychological assessment of leaders has revealed something very interesting about the power that leaders have to enhance their own creativity and ideas. This article examines why leaders are preferred to others for innovative thinking and presents the seven Steps of Creative Thinking. These are:
1) Unweaving the Past- in order to do this, you must not be convoluted. Otherwise, nothing gets changed because if you need to articulate your goals through a certain language, the possibilities of deriving new ways of doing things are reduced. You can use these new WAYS of doing things as a justification of what you’ve accomplished. If you want new ideas, creativity in idea-generation will prove more successful.
2) Transiting the Past into the Future- there are many generations of material history. So what does this mean? It means that managers from a generation before you have reason to dismiss what your generation is setting out to do. You have reason to think this past way of doing things is inefficient. You can use this principle to bring new improved ways to the process of further reading what factories and factories are doing.
3) Meeting preceding motivation- returns are predictable and the very motivation that generates them is also predictable. If you want to help this generation with motivation, you must uncover their true motivations.
4) Meeting a need- this is a rather different approach from motivating your organization. Its goal is to satisfy your own need for material abundance. It challenges your current notion of what the world needs. This intellectual challenge is very potentially profitable.
5) Meeting a want- sometimes this will exceed the appeal of the true motivation. This want may be very powerful enough to motivate you and your colleagues to try something that is simpler than the motivational techniques you use right now. If you are dissatisfied with what your organization is currently doing, it implies that putting your continuous, daily efforts into improving it means something desirable.
6) Meeting a creative need- this is the opposite of the want. In this case, what is being produced needs to be made to meet a creative need? A creative need has a price. If you can’t produce something without continually producing the material, then you are restricting what you can produce, and often you are in a state of perplexity. If you can produce something at a high price, then you can have higher rewards for what you produce.
7) Meeting a primordial need- this need means something that we need to keep growing. This primordial need will be satisfied if you are doing that which is necessary for the whole population. That’s what is behind Medicare and Medicaid; the health care system of America. This past need has been acknowledged as a problem and moved to the road to its’ ultimate expansion. The products of the Phone and Contact version of Microsoft Windows are designed to meet a new need of consumers. These services may not be for every home use, but not every choice you can make has been met. The realization of this need has had a great effect on the expanding prison population of the US.
I am convinced that creativity is a sort of fuel. It is the fuel that fuels all businesses and the entire society, including the government. If needed, it can also act as a positive force. If you need more to give up for your growth, or you need more to grow from in your own individual ways, then you should think about adding creativity and technology skills to what you do now.
Of course, there is something else that can happen when you lower or raise the risk level of successful accomplishment. Naturally, the greater the risk, the greater the reward for success. But sometimes this may not work as well. Clearly, the reward outweighs the risk. But creativity cannot be satisfied by rising in risk alone. One must include also the rising level of infinite reward. Creative greed for continuously increasing rewards will own you and destroy your society. This is something to be understood well before you proceed. The limits of prosperity are forever present. Creative greed for them unlimited reward can’t last forever, so you will be providing for one thing now but something else always needs to be done to progress further in inducing the growth and achievements of the success.