We all want to have better ideas. We want to work and live in places where we’re poised to be our absolute best. We all have the ability to be better creatively; it’s part of our nature. While there are some personality traits that are common among creative people (being open to experiences, impulsive, in touch with our emotions, and non-conformists), there is now research that supports how environments can enhance our creativity. From 42 studies on the relationship between creativity and environment, these fourteen keys to enhancing creativity emerged:

  1. Positive exchanges between teams, team members, and departments
  2. Being stimulated intellectually
  3. Working where there is a challenge
  4. Flexibility and support in taking risks
  5. Being supported by superiors
  6. Healthy and supportive relationships with superiors
  7. Peer groups that are positive and supportive
  8. Clear vision and clear mission
  9. The ability to believe in the organization
  10. Being involved, not just being a pawn
  11. Being clear on what needs to be done
  12. Rewarded for good work – emotionally and financially
  13. Being fully resourced
  14. Having the space to do work without being micro-managed

When we’re not working in these types of environments we have two choices: 1. Quit and go someplace else or 2. Work to create these environments. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to build environments where our artists can create their best art.
Do you get to work in an environment where you thrive? Are you given the ability to be your absolute creative best? How can you help create these type environments?

Do you know how to convert your digital guests to attendees?

How will you connect digital guests and convert them to actual attendees? We are in the middle of the most disruptive season in history when it pertains to the methods of doing Church. The box that we have been using for the past 50 to 60 years broke in two weeks. So now what? This Video + PDF will help your team: – How to connect with digital guests – Ways to identify people online – How to move our new digital friends into a digital community.