Tips On Creating A Culture Of Creativity

Changing Trends in Business

In the olden days, most if not all companies could stay profitable based on the sale of their products alone. However, today’s society is quite different and this isn’t really the case anymore. Consumers of today are deeply plugged into the online world through the internet and social media, staying on top of trends, yes, trends vastly influence consumers with vivid images and captivating words.

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So, are they truly being influenced by your ads? Are their emotional chords being played with your lively videos? Is your social media game strong enough to fully whisk their attention away and send them on their way to loving your brand? If you’re unsure, that’s okay, because what you need is a creative spark, and a whole lot of it.

Nurture a Culture of Creativity

In order to help your business thrive, your employees need to be very creative while being efficient and performing at rates higher than what they initially knew. To help kick start the creative bug in everyone, you need to nurture the creative culture. In other words, you need to sell creativity throughout your organization,

Businesses that can create amazing ideas are the ones that truly understand that when it comes to being creative, it shouldn’t be focused on by just one or two departments alone. The creative culture should be practiced by everyone within your organization, even those in IT or finance. As you strive to keep creativity at the top of everyone’s mind, you should think outside the box and maybe send out a Friday email to all of your employees while giving props to the ones who had indeed been creative and successful as a result.

team work

In efforts to further fuel creative efforts, inter-personal relationships should be strongly encouraged. We’re more than sure that your employees are fitted with so much technology that they possibly don’t even need to leave their desk. And, while technology is great, relationships cannot be formed or strengthen via email. As such, encourage them to have face to face conversations, this has been a proven way to discuss and even share a thought or simply just an amazing idea.

Your employees should be encouraged to maintain working relationships with those who aren’t even a part of your organization.

This is due to the fact that everyone has ideas, they have connections and even advice which can at some point benefit your business. Some companies have already added this to their day to day activity and they even share job descriptions with investors, their employees, personal connections and even on social media all in an effort to keep creativity going on a hiring campaign. And, referral incentives are also given to keep the sharing process going.

Be sure to offer structured freedom to all of your employees. Give them a place where their voices can be heard while they make a difference and let them know that their ideas won’t be shot down. But, be sure to set some boundaries that they can operate within.

Here’s the key focus:

Stay true to a consumer while delivering the brand

Be sure to keep time in mind since it usually depends on the consumer

Ensure that they know that they are accountable to reactions and to know what is being measured

Go with key points and allow it to form an over-achieving strategy

entrepreneurial spirit

When you’re adding people to your team, be sure that they are all about keeping the entrepreneurial spirit. The great rewards achieved in life never come easy and you can bet that they took either some type of physical challenge or an emotional one. So, keep in mind when adding new members that you look for those who have the spirit.

Space Planning Outside the Home

Backyard Landscaping

Creating An Outdoor Space You’ll Love

When you think about going on vacation, where do you picture yourself at? Are you on the beach with a cool drink and a book sitting beside you? Are you up in the mountains, nestled near a river with a campfire roaring around you? Do you have a large group with you or is it an intimate affair?


You may not be able to recreate a beach in your backyard, but you can certainly bring elements of your dream vacation to your home. Water features and fire pits are both very popular right now. If you can set up an environment in your backyard that makes you think of happy moments, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your evenings much more. The good news is that there are a lot of options available to you if you want to make this happen.

Set Up A Beautiful Outdoor Space

There is so much you can do outside. You can set up a sitting area that functions as an extension of your home. You can put in a fireplace or a fire pit to add in some warmth on cool nights. You can add walkways to make it easier for you to get from point A to point B.

back yard fire-pit installation

You can even put in a bridge if you have a creek or small waterway running through your yard. You can install a man made pond and add fish. You can build a vegetable garden or have a “game area.” For example, put up a basketball court or a volleyball pit. You can make the area look beautiful by planting flowers and trees as well.

Take your personality and needs into account with everything that you do. This isn’t always easy because you also want to incorporate the existing design style of your home and any outdoor elements that you already have.

Many people now want to be able to use their outdoor living space as long as they can. Therefore, lights are necessary, as is a source of heat on cold nights.

Pave It Up

If you want your space to be around for a long time, you may want to think about putting in hardscapes. They can make all the difference in areas where the ground isn’t level. In addition, they can make it easier to maintain your space because you won’t have as much dirt or grass.

Get nostalgic with stone cobble on your driveway or walkway. Put in a splash pad for the ultimate in family fun. The options are nearly limitless, so think about what you want the most and get to work!

Get Creative With Your Outdoor Space

When you revamp your deck, it feels like you have an entirely new living space added on to your home. In addition, it gives you a starting point for the rest of the yard; after you set the deck up the way that you want, you can focus on the little details that make everything so special.

For example, if you want privacy, you can plant little trees or shrubs to create the type of atmosphere that you want. You can also make the deck more comfortable by putting in built-in seating.


A pergola is another option. While it often provides much needed shade, it also gives you a place to put up a TV or lighting. You can also install speakers and create a beautiful media space for outdoor entertaining.

There is so much you can do with an outdoor space. Chances are, you don’t have an unlimited budget to work with, though. However, you can still achieve your goals if you think through everything carefully.