Across the Universe turned 3 today! :D
Saving the world one post at a time! A selection of my favorites and curious things I come across on the web or the world.
Block printing has a 500 year-old tradition in the towns of Bagru and Sanganer in Rajasthan. The family tradition, the tactile nature of work and the fact that most of the work is done at home with the family, all combine to create a rich heritage of the block printing craft in India. Despite the pride in their work and a growing demand of their products, the artisans have a less than positive outlook. Poor work conditions, synthetics replacing natural materials and lack of improved technology are exposing the artisans to potential hazards - making them more vulnerable to sickness and injury. Combined efforts from Government, civil society and artisans are required to revive the hopes of thousands of families and make this craft, a lasting print
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Building a Creative Culture:
9 guidelines to build a work environment that fuels creativity and fosters innovation and fun.
1. Experience a Creative Environment:
The biggest thing anyone can do to increase his or her innovative ability is to go hang around in a creative environment.
2. Support Happiness and Good Energy at Work
Focus on building a workplace where people have fun and are happy.
3. Create Structure to Yield Creativity
Given a total blank page, most people will do nothing, or even start to panic. The more productive approach, I’ve learned from both reading and three decades of management work, is to provide structures that essentially encourage people to bring their creative selves to the fore without quashing that self-same creative spirit.
4. Share Information Within Your Organization
Many organizations undermine creativity by not sharing information among the staff.
5. Bring in Information from the Outside
If we want to successfully and effectively put pieces together in new and creative ways, we have to have a lot of interesting pieces to play with. The next big contributor to creativity is the inflow of information from other sources.
6. Think Differently
7. Be—or Just Act—Confident
8. Consider Problem Swaps
9. Quit Worrying
Read the full article by Ari Weinzweig at Specialty Food.