7 ways to foster greater IT creativity

Creativity is the spark that ignites innovation. Creating a team that's eager to apply IT knowledge in new and exciting ways can lead to long-term, enterprise-wide benefits.

7 ways to foster greater IT creativity
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Few business leaders view IT as an inherently creative organization. That's an attitude IT leaders must work to change.

Creativity lies at the heart of every successful IT technology. It took imagination to build a business world powered by concepts such as cloud services, big data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Such ideas don't come out of thin air; they're developed, refined and applied by creative minds.

Building an IT team that isn't afraid to think creatively and is eager to push business operations into promising new areas is an objective that should top every IT leader's agenda. Fortunately, getting a competent yet currently unimaginative IT staff to think in fresh ways isn't particularly difficult. That's because creativity isn't a unique skill bestowed on a select few; it’s the skilled application of knowledge in fresh, interesting and productive ways.

Here are 7 tips to get you started on your quest toward developing a staff that addresses challenging issues imaginatively, unconventionally and constructively.

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