LIFE is colourful for all of us with different kinds of experiences and moments at every stage of our lives. Here, in this blog, I am writing about a concept that was discussed in Mapping the Creative Economy module.
Concept: A place has to have some tension, some challenge and some spirit for creativity to begin and arise. Certain places become creative places and certain places have to be made creative with your own initiative. There are certain clusters where creativity is enhanced and it is vital to get out of your silos to interact with the world at large. It is because of this reason that in certain places and environments, one feels more productive and creative.
Creative tension – when explored studied as a business concept can be particularly useful for us in terms of what we go onto create and make of our work, our lives and businesses. I think, it so very right that it is when things are not going the way you want that you are pushed to look for alternatives and then you do. They sometimes work very well, sometimes they don’t. But most of the times, they will lead you to important places which will further lead you to even more important places. So there are reasons to be happy.
Lot of the times, it is in situations of creative tension, on how you want to do something and how the other person wants to do something that people find their biggest success stories and pathways. There are ways in which businesses can capitalize on creative tension.
– Learning to look at another person’s point of view and being tolerant is a very important part in achieving success and joy.
– Respecting and having the faith, that the person sitting next to you is going to definitely contribute in your life in some way or the other is a very important thing. A person in whom you dislike something also makes you aware of another part of you.
– Finding the differences within a particular team and making a note of them and then, working with each of those differences in a linear fashion can be particularly useful too. For example, you have a team member who is very meticulous and tells you how you have to go about a particular situation and there is another person, who in detail likes to analyze why should you go in the direction that you think you should – this can definitely create some tension in your working but then if these two elements are working together in the right balance – you are actually ending up in capitalizing on the differences that exist within the team.
– Being patient is sometimes difficult but it definitely helps
I did not intend it to be a blog on psychology but I wanted to express my thoughts on how the concept of “creative tension” interested me. Since, we are in a huge way required to work in groups and teams, I in every way feel that becoming aware of the “capitalization of creative tension” strategy will help me immensely produce better results as a team player and leader.
This concept also can find its applications and usefulness in our personal life where we learn to take all sorts of people in our stride and go onto create situations and moments which are creative in their existence. And then we get that energy and renewal in our work.