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Creativity in the Workplace

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Why is creativity important in the workplace?

Creativity is a mental tool that is valued across all fields and goes beyond the narrow understanding of being restricted to traditional subjects such as art and design. It’s about problem solving, coming up with new solutions and exploiting opportunities. These are skills that are useful in all areas of work. Moreover, it is not a natural talent - it is something we can all learn to use better.

Individuals and teams need to be helped and encouraged to develop their creativity skills. With some training comes a change in attitudes about the importance of creativity and an improvement in the skills to develop ideas, solve problems and embrace opportunities.

Individuals make the team; teams make the individual

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The 25th of February sees the UK’s official Employee Motivation Day, a day created to inspire passion and appreciation. In a work environment where attention is focused on what the customer needs, businesses can often forget about their most valued asset; the people who work for them.

Working as a team is impossible to avoid in most business situations, whether as part of your daily work or in a broader sense with colleagues or managers. It seems clear that employees that are engaged and motivated by their job are happier and will work better as a team. But have you considered that the converse is also true? Working in a team that is performing well will make employees more engaged and motivated, improving their job satisfaction on a daily basis.

10 ways of getting kids moving more in the classroom

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So hot off the back of a lot of press coverage on how UK office workers need to stand up for at least two hours per day for their health and wellbeing, came a load of news about  how our children are obese, don’t spend enough time at school doing PE and are too sedentary. Having always been a great believer in getting kids moving not so much for their health but for their engagement in learning, I thought some of you might appreciate a few ideas, many of which I used to use when teaching in middle school.

 

10 ways to better engage learners in your training workshops

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Are the people on your training courses delegates or participants? Are they really connecting your content to what they already know and learning, or are they thinking about what they’re going to do at the weekend? Are they just passively listening to information, or are they actively creating, learning and planning for immediate application of learning?

A 6-step process for engaging new starters effectively in an organisation

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A new starter’s first few days and weeks with an organisation set the tone for their future there. How can we make it informative, memorable and engaging enough to stick in the mind and at the same time, remind them that they are working for a great employer? The ideas below apply to all sizes of organisation, though obviously the larger your intake (and budget!), the more you can go to town!

Shirley is a first-rate organiser of our regional Training Journal meetings. She's a natural facilitator with a warm and genuine style. Her infectious enthusiasm is always focused on ensuring events are packed with learning and fun. Shirley's great to work with.

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