Where do you feel most creative? We asked some people who work in social services to take a picture of a space where they felt creative – here are some pictures that represents their view.
There have been various research connections into what encourages a creative environment and how this can encompass a range of psychological, social and physical elements. The research highlights that it is both necessary to be aware of the needs and associations that individuals have with their place of work, and also that personal connections and surrounding spaces influence creative ways of thinking and working.
This means that there is no such thing as a universal creative environment as creativity is inherently individual and related to our own experiences and influences. Instead, a creative environment involves a tailoring and artistry with place and people that then has the potential to come together to inspire creative thought.
Bennis W and Biederman P (1997) Organizing Genius: The secrets of creative collaboration New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.