(Flickr: Thomas Hawk)
Are you too constrained or work within the grill? Have you seen colours that spark if you remove the obstacle and having a bigger picture of things? It’s easy, its just chains in your mind that you need to untangle, but it needs time.
My mind came to an almost subtle blank when the idea of creativity in my mind. I am writing this to give myself an in depth thought about workflow management and creativity. Have we became too complacent with restrictions that we had basically shut off our creative nerves and work on the same procedures over and over again; without making changes to old working styles in the current generation.
Don’t you think so?
Many concepts that sparked on to my generation is a result of developed ideas and when ideas develops, the human mind must be able to catch on, if they don’t, they will be stuck to the never ending loop of old ideas and with the influence of new ideas, many people just lose the point of what they are doing. Which is clearly evident that many are unable to find the purpose of some procedures as they are outdated and irrelevant to the current generation.
However, newer ideas with well documented purpose can be seen in more recent and spun off start-up companies. Nevertheless, the newer companies do not have the experience and the ‘proven track record’ you see in older companies and as time passes by, the ideas will emerge and it needs to be rethought of again.
So I strongly believe that workflow management and creative ideas should work hand in hand but its just hard and no one really wants to review policies if everything is working fine.
I still remember one old saying “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it“, and if everyone just follows that same line there will virtually be no progression in the short nor long term and mistakes that happen will just be patched (With small amendments to procedures, here and there), which other mistakes could subsequently happen again, but in another form.
So in a nutshell, creative ideas is important, but more importantly, those ideas must not only be developed in products but in workflow and how it could benefit and increase productivity and in the missing link is the development of ideas, on how existing ideas could be developed for further use in future scenarios. A key point to note, ideas need to be properly developed before it is being implemented, or risk changes for the worst. So its good to have good experimentation with it first.
A clear and well developed workflow provides high productivity and efficiency but if it’s communicated ineffectively, it could provide adverse results.
That’s just what I am think right now. Probably just a thought that I needed to further develop on.