Albert Einstein was definitely onto something when he said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”.
Insanity? Maybe. But it certainly is ineffective to rely on existing thought patterns and behaviours, when they clearly aren’t producing the desired results. But how do we begin thinking creatively about our day-to-day problems and our futures?
We construct how we choose to see the world. And these constructions and ideas of the world are developed over time through experience. However, these stereotyped notions can often block our vision and stifle our imagination. Often, the solution lies in changing the way we think about the problem.
Everybody gets ideas – no matter how small, or big. Creative people know that even the smallest, seemingly silly idea, can potentially become an innovative solution to a societal problem. Imagine hailing a cab with your smartphone? Well, somebody did and now Uber is valued at over $50 MILLION.
Creative thinking is the currency for the future. Obtaining a qualification that incorporates this vital skill can enhance your career, fast-track your current career path, or even help you discover fresh new opportunities by equipping yourself with the knowledge and practical skills that you need to thrive. It will teach you how to understand human behaviour, and how to apply this knowledge to developing innovation and creative solutions to business problems.
Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, deserve a promotion or want to take on a new challenge? Red & Yellow’s online courses and full-time programmes are designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to get ahead in your career.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Creative thinking for the future