Managing Creativity

One of the criticisms of most frameworks is that they create bureaucracy and stifle creativity. In excess, this is true. But the absence of a good framework makes leading project teams immensely difficult and actually harms creativity. This is where the leader must decide how much is required for the situation at hand.

Creativity thrives in an environment that is safe and bounded. Children at play on a gym in a field with no boundaries show a reluctance to explore the area, clinging to the gym in the center because they fear violation of an unidentified boundary. If the boundaries are clearly marked with a fence or marker, the children feel free to explore every inch of the bounded area and do not cling to the center. This same phenomenon occurs with professionals in a project setting. Given clear and well-defined boundaries, creativity is set free. The trick for the leader is to read the personalities correctly and set the boundaries in the right place—not too tight, but not too loose.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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