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How Company Culture Drives Creative Output in an Organization

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Admin posted in creativity, culture, productivity

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The culture of a company has a direct impact on the creativity of the workforce. Culture is the often nebulous combination of history, core values, vision, and mindset of an organization. A company can’t simply say it values creativity, but it must be reflected in the culture with direct actions. It must be evident in the atmosphere, the level of support, and in relationships.

The atmosphere is a feeling within a company. Organizations must strive for a supportive atmosphere, where team members are aware that their ideas are valued. Everyone must know they won’t be met with resistance—or worse, negative repercussions—for putting forth their suggestions. Creative people need to feel safe before they share their bold ideas. Once safety and trust are established, it fuels further innovation.

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Think Paint Works with Ronald McDonald House Charity in San Diego

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2016 8:11:55 AM / by Admin posted in whiteboard paint, charity

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Think Paint is proud to be working with a number of incredible organizations around the country. One of these organizations is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, working with them for their Tables for Tots event.

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The Impact of Management on Creativity in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2016 9:23:27 AM / by Admin posted in creativity, workplace, Management

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As with most important elements that make a company thrive, the people in management are key. The management style, as well as the structure of the organization, have an impact on nurturing a creative atmosphere.

Managing creative people takes a different skillset than managing other types of workers because creative people are different. What makes them unique also makes them less likely to thrive under strict rules and regulations.

The key to leading creative team members is flexibility. Creativity doesn’t always happen during work hours, and it doesn’t necessarily happen when it’s convenient for the organization. Simply put, creativity happens when it happens.

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Quick Tips for Generating New Ideas in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2016 9:33:54 AM / by Admin posted in culture, workplace

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Every company will face the day when ideas dry up and innovation stalls out. If you’ve found your business in this predicament, you can either wait for the situation to turn itself around or you can take action by implementing a few simple changes. 

  • Research

Team members need to be experts. Give them time to round out their knowledge and steep themselves in their subject matter, even if it doesn’t look like they’re producing.

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Does Whiteboard Wall Paint Have to Be White?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2016 7:35:03 AM / by Admin

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You’ve made the decision to turn one or more of your walls into whiteboards to give your team plenty of space to work and express their ideas. The only problem is, white clashes with the aesthetic of the room. If you’ve already invested in the furniture and décor of the workspace, it’s impractical to make changes that will cost more time and money. 

The question becomes, does whiteboard paint have to be white? Can whiteboard paint be tinted to match the color and style of the workspace?

The answer is yes and no. 

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The Workplace Creativity Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM / by Admin posted in creativity, workplace

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If you want to attract a creative team, it’s important to have a workplace that inspires innovation. But what, exactly, does that look like? If your only example is the office with four plain walls and a desk, then it’s time to think beyond your own experience.

The physical environment of a workplace, along with the tools made available to team members, combine to make a space that stimulates creative thinking.

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7 Ways to Stay Inspired During the Work Day

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 7:34:32 AM / by Admin posted in ideas, creativity, culture, productivity

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The workday can feel longer and overwhelming if you don’t have the right mindset. As a result, you won’t be productive or motivated to perform well and stand out.

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4 Innovative Ways to Create a Company Culture that Inspires

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 7, 2016 8:38:45 AM / by Admin

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Having a strong culture is the foundation of a successful company.

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How to Repair Scratches in Dry Erase Paint

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2016 8:30:30 AM / by Admin posted in Dry Erase Paint, Whiteboard Care, whiteboard paint

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You’ve installed beautiful dry erase walls to enhance your workplace and give your associates a place to collaborate and come up with new ideas. Over time, a few scratches start to appear, ruining the functionality of the whiteboard paint.

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See the Writing on the Wall

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2016 6:30:00 AM / by Admin posted in whiteboard paint

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The practice of writing on walls is most often associated with vandalism and unsupervised toddlers. From phone numbers scribbled in bathroom stalls to elaborate graffiti on the sides of buildings, people love to leave their mark.

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