Originally printed in The Appleton Post Crescent, November 23, 2014.
One notion you will never convince me of is that you are not a creative person. I’m not buying it.
Think of all the tasks you accomplish in a typical day. Do you think those might require some creative thinking? From jimmy-rigging the side mirror to your car with tape and a shoestring to scratching your back with a rake or even using the leftovers in your fridge to make a delicious soup, it all takes creativity. Admit it, you have had moments of sheer genius.
With that being said, I understand the office may not be the most conducive place for you to come up with your best ideas.
To help you overcome this challenge, here is some advice on how to keep the great ideas flowing while you are on the clock: