At todays session we discussed the importance of creativity in the workplace. Creativity is something which can be defined as an Imaginative activity that yields an original or novel outcome. Some would argue that creativity should be seen as a core competence in every organization since it often enables new and innovative ideas to be generated.

At some workplaces and in some organization creativity is highly valued and considered to be one of the most important things. One example of an organization which values creativity is Spotify, a Swedish music streaming service which operates internationally. 

Spotify`s core values are, innovation, collaborative, sincere, passionate and playful. At Spotify creativity is highly valued since the whole business operates in a highly creative environment. Therefore, they also need to to design the workplace in a way which matches their core value and their corporate culture in general. They need to create a working environment where the employees can feel comfortable and inspired in order to be creative.


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Today many people define themselves with their title, job or position. People works more and harder than ever. Many find themselves working too many hours, answering emails at 3 am, or constantly having to think about work even though one is tecnically having the day off. Others even feels like their whole identity is being based on their professional titel. Many people simply feels like all they really do is to work.

Why? Because many of us are thaught from an early age that is how one truly reach success. Working hard (and a lot) simply seems to go hand in hand with the idea of becoming successful. At the same time, many would also agree that it is important to keep a good balance between work and personal life. Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).

I believe that many organizations have a organizational culture which encourage the employees to be hardworking, simply because this often benefits the organization if it has employees who are willing to do the extra work. Some organization have a strong competitive culture which means that being ambitious is a must for the employee wants to grow within the organization. I believe that this might be one of reasons why many people find themselves not having a good balance between work and life.



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During the first session of the course we discussed the importance of a positive attitude in a workplace. I think this is something that we tend to forget how important it really is to enjoy the job one have. That is why I believe it is important to find a job which one feels passionate and excited about. A job or position which allow the to develop in both a personal and professional manner. At the same time it can be a bit tricky to find those type of "dream jobs" when you are young and have just graduated from college. It is definitely hard to get the "dream job" right away - but every job you will have will eventually get you closer to the ultimate dream job. 

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