A bit of good advice came to me today from the Creative Generalist (via Leslie’s super premium blog) – especially needed after working non-stop: the best way to boost creativity is to slow down, because:
- efficiency kills creativity
- speed denies you any change to think
- systems, by definition, throttle innovation
- a firm, disciplined focus stops people going off on tangents (which is where most creative ideas will be found)
- cutting costs often cuts out innovation too
Personally, I still want to know the where do you draw the line between getting things done, and making space to be creative? Or is it more a question of what is required for the task at hand?
Seems like I’m not the only one trying to figure out how to get things done…