Rego uses creative thinking to ensure that we come up with the best solutions for both clients and employees. Our creative process involves the following:
- Holding brainstorming sessions with creativity-focused tools and approaches
- Creating a safe, judgment-free environment where everyone has an equal voice
- Utilizing strategies that help people think differently
- Solving problems using novel solutions instead of relying on obvious answers
- Using a variety of technology solutions designed to augment the creative process
Rego has always taken a creative approach, partly because all of our employees work remotely. We utilize various online meeting platforms to facilitate communication and a sense of community. Employees are encouraged to reach out to one another to resolve issues or discover solutions. To share knowledge and strengthen the Rego community, we hold regular “snack and learn” meetings. We use a variety of different tools for everything from time tracking to work management to New Product Development (NPD).
Most importantly, however, Rego utilizes our teams and their collective knowledge. We gather many ideas before deciding on the best one. This approach ensures that our clients receive the best service.
Your organization may be facing significant changes because of the current health crisis. This is a time when creative thinking is especially helpful.
Do you need a new way to communicate with your resources or co-workers? Try brainstorming ideas using the Microsoft Planner application. Are you having difficulties maintaining a sense of community? Explore ways resources can communicate and collaborate with a combination of tools and technologies. (We use Yammer, Teams, cell phones, and regular video conferencing.)
The key to successful creativity is keeping an open mind, reserving judgment during the initial phase, and trusting the collective knowledge of your teams. It’s also a skill that can grow and improve over time. The more you engage in creative thinking, the easier it gets.