Finding creativity in your job can not only help your career, it can make it much more enjoyable, according to David Talamelli.
“The jobs we have have their ups and downs but they make up a large portion of our day, our time and our energy. Ideally we should enjoy what we do and if you are in a job to just ‘pay the bills’ it does not have to necessarily be a bad thing,” he said.
Doing the same tasks each day will make you an expert on those things, but it could also become monotonous over time. David recommends talking to management about creative outlets that could help keep you passionate about your job and also benefit the company in the process by finding new ways of doing things.
David’s suggestions include tweeting a message or posting a blog article because his creative outlet is writing, but your ideas could include new customer service ideas or team building days outside of the office.
“Yes there are guidelines/processes in most companies and yes employees need to work within these guidelines, but being in the corporate world does not mean you cannot express your individuality and let that flow through in your job,” he said.
Source – ‘Career Longevity: Finding Creativity in Your Job’ by David Talamelli