Saturday, November 05, 2011

All I need is just 2 hours to get Creative & Innovative.

How simple could life get when you start using your thinking caps instead of wasting some precious time. My Company has been seriously promoting and advocating their associates to get innovative and creative.Very less people have actually taken those corporate mailers seriously.Often those mailers would go into their Deleted Items folder. But If one really has to ponder on such topics then I guess it would pay some value to his skill. My organisation has been shelling up few lakhs of amount as a gift prize for the most innovative and creative ideas that an Individual comes up with. Your skill sets doesn't needs to be improved or updated. So all these days I've been wondering I wish I had 2 extra hours to do all those stuffs.

I know I'm very much creative.Some say I call myself as a self proclaimed writer although I am in the process of writing my story book. But it takes lots of efforts to be creative and innovative. All these while I have been emphasizing on Creativity and Innovation. Why don't we think that Innovation could actually change our life. It will make the process smoother. It not only applies to Corporate Organisation but also to our daily lives. Object Oriented Programming has a concept known as 'Polymorphism' which states that there are more ways to do a same thing. Offcourse it is not the exact statement I have modified it.Well  if one thing can be done in many ways then why can't we think on those lines too.During my Personal Review Discussion my boss asked me about my contribution  in terms of Creativity,Innovation and Automation.I was completely taken aback when he asked me this question.I was simply blank and I mentioned him about the Knowledge repository website which I had created for my Team which is actually our teams training site which would benifit new joinees.It would help them get a complete glance of the Project and the System Processes. So he then gave me a wonderful example of Innovation in terms of an oil bottle.

At first there manufacturers used Glass bottle to deliver oil. Later on they innovated and worked upon it and glass bottles got replaced by plastic bottles. This got improvised and they used Packets and Sachets.This served as the best example. So I came across this contest.So What if I had 2 hours extra in a day?. I would be thinking in terms of Innovation and Creativity.Creativity offcourse makes wonders.It is said that a Creative person can actually bring smartness into work.I always learnt from my previous boss that a person should try to do smart work instead of hardwork. A manual handling work can take upto 9 hours but instead some innovation and creativity of the same work with help of some coding and automation can increase efficiency and productivity. It can reduce your time efforts by many hours.So firstly some algorithms and procedures can be written and then some high level designing and then it could be coded and properly implemented.The Oil Bottle served as the best example to illustrate Innovation.Creativity on other hand can bring life to your work.A boring day at work is not all which we would ask for.There are certain elements and groups at work which plan to bring some fun at work.This can be rated as the best outcome of Creativity. Innovation can be implemented in our daily day to day activities too. During my stay in Delhi at a friends place, I learned something new for breakfast. We used Maggi noodles and tried blending it with some other food item and it turned out to be tasty. Like wise Electric cooker,Solar cooker etc have been quite useful these days especially during the days of  increasing Gas Cylinder prices. So they can be a good alternative too. If I could list then I can produce a big long record of such examples. But sadly I thought something different while writing this. I firmly believe that I've achieved what I intended to convey the readers. But I would like to emphasize on Creativity and Innovation because they save time and improves our thinking process. If you don't think ,then you can't be a smart worker.Smart working implies Innovation and Creativity. So in either cases these two plays an important role in any individuals performance. So if I had 2 extra hours a day then I would thinking  on these lines. No matter I would be spending some time with my dear and loved ones too.

So I would love to dedicate my extra 2 hours to become Creative and Innovative. Creativity  redefines work  and Innovation enhances work. So be Creative and Innovative.

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  1. indeed it is all about how u look at things in life. A glass can be considered as 'half full' or 'half empty' based on ur own perspective.
    And creativity and innovation together can work wonders for sure :))


  2. Innovation is the mother of invention, not necessity:) Or maybe it's the father:P PJ, I know.

    Good luck with the contest!

  3. Innovative for sure..

    Someone is Special

  4. I was waiting for the to do list on creativity and innovation for those two hours.

    PS: Just reminds me 11.11.11 is not that far, hopefully the iphone is ready.

  5. good luck for the contest.
    creativity and innovation brings mundane things to life :)

  6. An innovative post about innovation. A.K.A Funsukh Wangdu :) Best of Luck. Do check out my post too and vote if you like it Aye Zindagi!

  7. Very well stressed the need of creativity and innovation.
    Excellent penning

  8. It does require creativity and innovation for the bigger companies to get to the level where they actually are...
    There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than innovation and creativity to everything...
    All the best TSW for the contest:)

  9. found the post very evocative. . all the very best for the contest :)

  10. nice post dude....really innovative..all the best for the contest