If you are in Europe, Far East or in USA, you can see in meeting rooms, people are seating together and ideas floating. They use brainstorming technique too frequently. Silent mobile phones and power point have been invented as a result of these ways only in meetings. Company allow activity in the report for being creative. You could be forgiven for being creative in the company. Top management is aware of value of ideas. American social philosopher Erich Fromm quotes, “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
Actual practice at work place is found very much different. Creative people become frustrated at work place as there is a huge pressure because of unorganised and unplanned working methodology. Serious amount of pressure is created at work place, which does not motivate team player and he stops getting floating ideas.
Abraham Maslow narrated, “The key question isn’t “What fosters creativity?” But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might not be why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it was a miracle if anybody created anything.”
Everybody is creative and everybody say we are for creativity. Genius is always inside everyone and once a time you are very close to the genius. But, the actual practice is very much different and work place is full of pressure and almost every employee is found under threat and become hostile at the work place. Conflicts, poor team spirit, fluctuation, disturbances and over leaping of leadership make work place more unsatisfied and unpleasant.
Even in the creative industry like Entertainment, Media, Designing, Content development and digital world, these work places are found under pressure and threat. I find editor is under pressure and facing deadline. Of course, pressure created increases output but it is fine just once in a month, not every day.
I came across skill holders who are thinking for 2011-2012 in the laboratory. Right now; they are making value addition to the product in the MNC. Creativity is the passport to travel to the world of mankind. Creative ability and personal responsibility are the strongest when the mind is free from supernatural belief and operates in an atmosphere of freedom and democracy. Be democratic, be pleasant, and be creative.