The CEO of Walt Disney, Bob Iger has been quoted as saying the following beautiful words;
“The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.”
This is one of the most important statements you will come across in your career. They start understanding their powers and abilities to resolve problems more efficiently and effectively. The human brain is strong enough to come up with ways to solve every problem put forth in front of human beings. It is up to the human to try and be as creative as possible to solve the problem. No problem is unique and could be experienced by many others. As creative and innovation go hand in hand, that is what modern companies are made out of. A lot of successful people would tell you that they worked hard to reach their position but why is it that others also work very hard but do not reach the same levels of success. Maybe because of the lack of creativity and innovation. It is because the others weren’t creative enough to work smart and solve problems. On the other hand, the successful person worked hard as well but he/she made the efforts to think more creatively. They worked smartly and became creative to solve all their problems and is why they reached high levels of success.
Introduction To Creativity And Problem Solving
Problem-solving is an art which doesn’t require one to work only harder, but also smarter. Doesn’t it seem like a matter of words and nothing else? Well, it is not irrational because the world and its people have showcased the idea in different forms. Therefore, today we will take a philosophical path to make you understand the ultimate way and creativity of problem-solving.
Most problems need unique, innovative, and creative problem-solving techniques. To solve problems effectively, one has to be very creative. You might have heard that working hard is the thing of the past. These days, you don’t work hard, instead, you work smart. Working smart is very important in this world. With time and the advent of technology, the world has become more creative. There are more opportunities and platforms for people to be creative. People use these tools in problem-solving techniques. To solve problem people tend to be as creative as they possibly can. The level of problem-solving technique you come up with, depending on the level of your creativity.
The Power Of Creative Imagination In Problem Solving
Imagination can help you reach areas that you thought were inaccessible. It can help you awaken your hidden powers and potentials. It is the first step of using your creativity to solve problems. Feel your presence in a place where you are all alone. Feel that you have yourself as the only helping source. You are sunk in the sand and badly stuck under an enormous sized stone. What your only mission would be at that time? What will be your feelings? You push, struggle, endeavor to remove stone as soon as possible but you are unable to. Would you give up?
Most probably, you won’t give up! Only one thing will be in your mind i.e. to get free from the burden. Right? So, you are all exhausted with the hard work you did. Now, what about smart work? This time I will not leave you by giving a hint of smart work but will also tell you what is smart work all about! Smart work is not just whispering of some magical words! Instead, it is the combination of 3 significant elements of every conquer. The 3 elements are belief in oneself, logical and creative thinking, and KISS philosophy (Keep it stupid simple). The combination of all three creative elements in problem-solving can display your smart work as a masterpiece of magical tasking.
Problem Solving Through KISS
Resume your imagination by feeling the presence of being sunk in the sand and stuck under a stone. Now this time you have all the power of the smart solution. Therefore, first, you need to believe in yourself that you can do it. Then focus on removing yourself from stone not removing the stone from you. Here comes the application of logical and creative thinking. In the end, you become possibly able to KISS by digging the sand of knowledge and creating a tunnel that indicates the plotting of the right direction to travel and get rid of the problem in the form of stone.
An Inspiring Story Of An Ultimate Problem Solver
Feeling relieved? I felt it too just after reading an inspiring story of a person. The story is not of a celebrity but a common man of India named as Mansukhbhai Prajapati. He has done some awesome frugal inventions to ease the lives of poor people. His inventions include some major tactics and blatantly smart work to effectively solve the problem with fewer efforts and resources. The inventions were so useful, economical and environment-friendly than the international agencies also went after him. Some of the examples include low-cost clay fridge, a device for climbing trees, etc. His idea of problem-solving by innovating proved that the problem is always needed to be resolved smartly.
Consequently, your creativity is based on your knowledge, devotion and thinking (not negative please!!). All these essentials become the core requirements of your problem-solving. You can use these factors like knowledge, devotion and positive thinking to come up with efficient and effective problem-solving ideas.