Your MSP business must have countless meetings with personnel pertaining to existing and future moves. You’ll need everyone to have mental faculties operating at zenith for best results. Creativity is what you want, but you can’t just say “Be creative!” and expect the results you need.
If you’re going to get the outcomes you need, being creative is a must. It’s a lot easier to say that than to see it happen. Following cover a few tips that can help your MSP stimulate personnel to be their most creative:
Length and Creativity are Not Synonymous: Brevity is the Soul of Wit
An MSP business needs to design meetings that have a direction. Each meeting should have a beginning, middle, and an end. Put yourself on a schedule. Creativity benefits from brevity. As Oscar Wilde said, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Well, in a meeting where you’re seeking solutions, resolutions, or new ideas, if you set things up briefly, give personnel their marching orders, and then end the meeting, there is a “dangling chad.”
Dangling “chads” are a bit of cardboard or paper which remains on a voting ballot after a hole-punch is used. You’ve got to rip that thing off, and until you do, especially if you’ve got a smattering of OCD silhouetting your personality, you’re not satisfied. When creativity meetings aren’t too long, they leave something cognitively “unfinished” in the mind of participants, driving them on in a psychological way toward the solutions your MSP needs.
Determine Which Visualization Techniques Work Best for Your Team
A “vision” board can help you give everyone on your team an idea what you’re looking for. Additionally, such a means of visualizing problems and necessary solutions can be a great way for everyone to get on the same page. Every team is different, though. You need to determine which sort of visualization techniques will best serve your MSP, then employ those techniques. There may be trial and error necessary here, consultation may be worthwhile.
Invite the Right People to The Right Place— and Bring Snacks
Different areas are going to foster more or less creativity. Too many distractions are bad and too much homogeneity doesn’t inspire. There’s a balance. Snacks are also a great way to stimulate imagination: the mind needs food; good snacks will actually feed the brain. Lastly, don’t invite those who distract the meeting, or are too lacking in proper attention to make good contributions. Invite the right people.
Meetings Thick with Creativity
When an MSP business invites the right people to the right place, provides refreshments, gets everyone on the same page in terms of visualization, and structures creativity meetings to be the right length, you’re likely to see more output for your effort.