The Creative Space: 3 Steps to Cultivating Innovation in your Workplace
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As children there are many things that capture our imaginations, but it’s safe to say that one stands above the rest. I’m talking about the one, the only, Disney World! To this day I still hold many fond memories of the magical feeling I first had walking through the main entrance and thinking I had been transported to a far-off land.
Of course, as adults we come to realize that behind the magic of Disney lies a fine-oiled machine that combines productivity and creativity in ways few companies have been able to achieve. So how did the big mouse create a culture where innovation and profit can thrive so seamlessly? The answer lies in what we at Legendary Coaching like to call the “Creative Space”.
The Decline of Empathy and Rise of Self-Aggrandizing
Celebrate the WINS, Saddle the Horses, Calibrate the Course
I always find the end of a year as being a blend of emotions that includes satisfaction, disappointment, delight and regret. Satisfaction of what I accomplished, disappointment of where I fell short, delight in how I made a difference and regret at where I probably missed it. These emotions and how I process them set the stage for my perspective going into the new year and how empowered and engaged and inspired I am. Make sense?
Winning with Integrity
It’s not a word I use if at all, but when I contemplate the spectacular collapse of people’s careers over comments, it really just fits. Self-Aggrandizing as defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary is to enhance the power, wealth, position, or reputation of someone or something, often at the expense of another. “He exploited the situation to aggrandize himself”.
The Importance of Emotional Wisdom in Hiring
With what seems like an accelerating frequency, organizations are discovering a toxic element of their workplace culture, expressing surprise over it, conducting an investigation, seemingly cutting out the cancer, and apologizing to their customers.
There is a saying I love that captures the likelihood that this toxicity and its clean up cycle will continue to occur; “Your system is perfectly designed to achieve the results you are getting.”
According to a study by Leadership IQ, 46% of newly-hired employees will have left the organization within 18 months and only 19% will become an integral part of the team. The reason for this disappointing and expensive statistic is twofold; both the employer and the employee are at fault!