Creativity is both practice and processes

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Navigating (i.e., solving problems) The Transforming requires creativity.

Creativity is both practice and processes.

Creativity is a practice in that it is an ongoing approach to work. That approach is the energy behind the application of creativity, often through the form of creative processes, though just as often as a mindset through the pursuit of mastery (a fancy way to say we get more creative by being creative).

The practice and the processes are reinforcing, and creativity becomes a default approach to work.

Creative processes come in all shapes and forms such as PDCA, brainstorming, design thinking, prototyping, sprints, five-step methods, proprietary models, and countless more. These frameworks and models help us (and more often: groups of us) apply our creativity.

Any creative process requires creative fuel to drive it. That fuel comes from our creative practice.

I'm working to identify elements of a creative practice for people working in healthcare and navigating The Transforming. Here's what I've come up with so far:

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Through The Work is a creativity development studio for healthcare people embracing The Transforming—the always-happening, always-unfolding state of change in your job ... and using it to make more of the change you know should be happening, happen.

The Transforming is the most important professional opportunity of our careers—one that will lead to new job opportunities, real change, and a transformed industry for all of us and everyone else.

My name is Drew Weilage and I work in healthcare, too. At Through The Work, I help people like you make develop a creative practice to do your best work.

Oh, and pep talks! Get a pep talk when you need one: big day, bad day, or any day at all. Text me at 646-450-2465 or send me a note.

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