mindset

Dealing with the emotional rollercoaster during creative projects

Dealing with the emotional rollercoaster during creative projects

How do emotions affect creatives? We have to be honest; the creative process is full of intense feelings.

Why creatives should run more co-creation sessions

Why creatives should run more co-creation sessions

If you haven't done it already, we recommend you to try it out. Not because it's a trend, but because it has positive points you should consider.

How to work smart, not hard, as a creative

How to work smart, not hard, as a creative

There are many conventionalisms we should change when it comes to working culture. One of the most significant is probably the amount of time we spend at the office.

Avoiding blocked situations when discussing ideas

Avoiding blocked situations when discussing ideas

We've been all there. There is a specific type of disagreement that you just know it will go nowhere. It's an endless loop. Just back and forth with the same answer from both sides.

The reason why you shouldn't kill ideas at the beginning

The reason why you shouldn't kill ideas at the beginning

There is a simple way of reasoning why this won't benefit you or the outcome of your creative session. 

Rotating roles in a team: good or bad idea?

Rotating roles in a team: good or bad idea?

We understand roles are necessary to maintain a clear structure in a team and organisation. But there is a way you can add some fun to it; experimenting with the creative process.

Brainstorming pro-trip: First write, then share

Brainstorming pro-trip: First write, then share

It is a common problem. It could be personality, personal situation, or trust issues. Whatever the reason is, the problem is always the same: not everyone contributes with ideas when brainstorming. Even when it could sound like a huge issue and some difficult to solve, it's not. You just need to introduce one simple step in your creative sessions: first write, then share.

The secret of active listening

The secret of active listening

Admit it. We don't know how to listen really. It's a common thing. When someone comes to tell us something, while we are listening, we already think what to answer. It's an automatic mechanism inside of us, and it usually leads to a lot of prejudges and misunderstandings.

How to direct your teams' ideas without limiting them

How to direct your teams' ideas without limiting them

If you have been facilitating the creative process or in charge of a creative team before, you know how tough is to direct them without sounding like a dictator or killing their motivation.

The attitudes you'll need for a great brainstorming session

The attitudes you'll need for a great brainstorming session

It doesn't matter how well you prepare the exercises for your brainstorming sessions, if the team doesn't come with the right attitude, it will be a disaster.

How to build trust when brainstorming

How to build trust when brainstorming

If you had been managing or working with creative teams before, you probably experienced some anxiety before brainstorming sessions. The question is always the same; Will everyone participate or just show up and be silent?

What is a good team leader?

What is a good team leader?

We’re not saying it is easy, but here you are some tips on how to be a good leader