It is surprising that many people may get laid off in an organisation but hardly does any firm lay off its creative employees. These are five reasons why creative people still hold on to their jobs even if there is a massive downsizing.
1. Creative employees generate Ideas
Creative employees in all organizations have this common trait that makes them continuously question why things are done the way they are done. Creative employees are always generating new ideas as to how the organisation could improve, innovate and generate more income. Employers understand that a business is as wealthy as the million dollar ideas it can generate. In short, creative people within an organisation are the building blocks that continue to push the frontiers of an organisation. Which employer would genuinely want to lose an employee as invaluable as this? Do you want to keep your job for a long time? You may as well turn on the creative juice in you.
2. Creative employees Explore Options
I have never met a creative person who doesn’t enjoy exploring options. They are constantly using their imagination to examine ways of developing best solutions. It is no surprise when one of the most creative personalities of the last century, Albert Einstein said that, “imagination is more important than knowledge.” Knowledge keeps the day to day activities of an organisation running but imagination propels an organisation to the front row in its industry. This is why creative people never seem to be out of job.
3. Creative employees Embrace Ambiguity
Writer H. L. Mencken once said, “It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.” An ambiguity that may irritate the ordinary employee actually excites the creative employee. Creative people enjoy exploring the gaps in the workplace to make the organisation a better place. That is why organizations such as Google, Microsoft, facebook and many software developing firms are constantly reaching out for very creative and talented employees.
4. Creative employees Do not Fear Failure
What may seem a failure to an ordinary employee is often a fun moment to the creative employee. Failure to the creative employee is simply an opportunity to try another new idea, try a new solution and to brainstorm for better approaches. Creative employees hardly get discouraged because a solution wasn’t applicable. This is because they believe in their abilities and understand the reality that they can produce boundless ideas in a matter of hours. If you really want to be an employee who is sought after and not the other way round, add so much creativity to your work and you shall never stay a day without a job opportunity.
5. Creative people draw people to them
Creativity is intelligence having fun. People admire intelligence, and they are always attracted to fun—so the combination is fantastic. Creative people are less likely to get fired compared to the ordinary employee because a lot of people are able to relate with creative ideas than the ordinary employee who may not even be known in the organisation. If you cultivate your creativity, you will become more attractive to other people; they will be drawn to you and will definitely help you secure your job during a downsizing or retrenchment.
Author: G. K. Sarpong