Our workspaces have a substantial pull over us. They can enhance and cultivate our creativity, and in a time when businesses are continually being called on to innovate, that’s important.
If you work at a cool start-up or Google, you may already work in a spaceship-inspired pod or take calls from a hammock, while having your lunchtime smoothie delivered by a dog on a skateboard. But for most of us in healthcare, this isn’t our daily work life.
Short of a full redesign, what can you do to pump up the creative volume in your space? Should you run out and buy a ping-pong table? Not quite. Building an innovative culture is not as simple as setting up a foosball table and turning to your suit-clad workers declaring, “We’re so zany now!” But there are some simple things you can do to encourage creativity in a genuine way.