Creativity, a crucial factor for business success
lofter group樂風集團 injects creativity into their urban redevelopment projects
LOFTER GROUP樂風集團 blends old and new to produce modern buildings
LOFTER GROUP, a professional building services operator, has collected about 100 classic items left behind by the owners of 26 ageing buildings it has redeveloped and refurbished over the past nine years.
Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.
If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.
“Creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our ‘inner’ pool of resources – knowledge, insight, information, inspiration and all the fragments populating our minds – that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world and to combine them in extraordinary new ways.” — Maria Popova, Brainpickings
Boden defined transformational creativity ideas as impossibilist (don't bother looking it up, it's not a real word...) surprise. It begins by changing "the rules of the game." You have to take one (or more) of the rules that prevent you from generating new ideas and ask yourself what would happen, or what would be possible if that rule did not exist. One example would be the 1985 hypothesis that some carbon molecules are hollow spheres, opposite to common knowledge. Pursuing that theory led to the development of carbon nano-tubes and nanotechnology, and to a Nobel prize in 1996.
Examples of creativity
There are several kinds of creative skills that you can practice to become more creative in the workplace. Used in combination, they can be effective in helping you think differently about a problem or a task. They include:
Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a printed literary work, or a painting).
Scholarly interest in creativity is found in a number of disciplines, primarily psychology, business studies, and cognitive science. However, it can also be found in education, the humanities, technology, engineering, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), theology, sociology, linguistics, the arts, economics, and mathematics. These disciplines cover the relations between creativity and general intelligence, personality type, mental and neural processes, mental health, or artificial intelligence; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training; the fostering of creativity for national economic benefit; and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
Dancing House, designed by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry, is located in Prague, Czech Republic. This project bends perspective and distorts the view of the built world; buildings like this reform what we think is possible. It was originally named Fred and Ginger, to emulate the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger RodgersDesigned and built by Pete Nelson, TreeHouse Point Bed and Breakfast near Seattle, with includes several tree-houses, sparks my childhood creativity. Tree-house dreams don't end with childhood, but continue into adulthood. This project is a prime example of this.