Need to be more innovative? Just change your mindset
Collabo Clips — Episode 13
Ever feel like you’re constantly putting out fires at work… only, you’re not a firefighter?
Heck, sometimes real fires might sound easier to deal with than the chaos of managing all the disfunction across the disconnected departments and people in your organization.
So what do you do?
First, vent to your work bff about how frustrating it is to get anything done here. Then, maybe you get the team together and try to do some strategic thinking about how to help everyone work better together, ’cause of course, we gotta be a little optimistic, right?
But then, it’s just more of the same. No one’s got any good ideas. Only the same people are contributing. Everyone’s saying the same old things. Oh and yeah, “everyone” is actually just the 3-5 people from your own department.
“Things are never gonna change, why do I even try”
Perhaps this is a thought you’ve said to yourself on your darker days.
We’ve been there. The struggle’s real.
This probably happens in more offices than we’d all like to admit . Organizations want to be more innovative, they talk about being more innovative. They say things like, “change is coming!”… Then more of the same.
Oftentimes, we have the best intentions to make things better, but we may not be in the right headspace to do so.
That’s why shifting your team’s mindset is such a powerful way to bring your team closer to lasting and impactful change. Like they say, “Your thoughts create your feelings which create your actions.”
Sounds like it’s time to tap into your Designerly Mindset!
You might be thinking, “What the heck is a Designerly Mindset and how does it help me be more innovative?” Well, first of all, the Designerly Mindset includes four mental attitudes that set your team up to be more creative and collaborative.. and we’re sharing this secret sauce with you in this week’s #CollaboClip
Check out this week’s video to learn more about Designerly Mindset Recipe
1. A little bit of Action
2. Add a dash of Curiosity
3. Throw in some healthy Growth
4. Don’t forget Inclusion
Wondering how these come together to foster creativity, collaboration, and innovation? Tune in to find out!
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So, let’s design better together.
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