Somebody once said, “It’s a good idea to keep on good terms with everybody, especially with your wife, your banker, your stomach, and your conscience.” If that somebody had worked in a corporate, he would have added ‘colleagues’ to that long list.
Yesterday when my boss was chiding me for not being creative at work, I shot back an excuse. “I am working hard, hence cannot afford to be creative.”
After the words had left my beer-bloated lips, I realised I was on target. I really was working hard (Now, that is a lie) and being creative was something I could not afford.
Many in my office work hard. Sometimes also burning the proverbial mid-night oil. My hats off to them.
But a person is either hard working or he is creative. He cannot be both. And that is final. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected, and it can not be afforded by somebody who is hardpressed to finish his work and be home by 7 p.m.
No…no…Pls. I do not intend to point out that my office’s Creative team is not working hard. Neither am I hinting that they are not creative! Smart workers, perhaps. 😉