We are such a creative bunch

Two things occurred to me this morning.

  1. Humans are naturally a creative bunch
  2. We are more than willing to share our creations

How do I know this? Just look at the number of mashups (video, audio, software, & services) that are created everyday.

My questions is. Why in a personal lives are we so openly creative but when when get inside an organisation we shutdown?

Could I be so bold to say because of the organisational culture?

It has been written many times that organisations are striving for innovation, collaboration, and creativity from their employees. So you would think a management team we would want to ensure we have an environment to foster this openness and creativity.

But we don’t.

Just think of the benefit to your organisation if these 2 girls (I would embed the video but my WordPress theme keeps borking when I do) had focused as much of their time and energy on a new product for your organisation as they did on making this video? Would your organisation be better off?

We should all try and do one thing everyday to ensure our organisations foster this open creativity that humans so desperately desire.Full credit needs to go to Laurel Papworth for inspiring my brain with this simple post.