Creativity without fears
In difficult times we try to solve problems through creativity and belief that we are able to succeed. But perform works or undertakings, with success depends on many aspects related to trust in the environment.
Many times I think that trust is closely linked with the degree of knowledge that we have in relation to the others and that this knowledge can be seen as a lever to take initiatives.
Trust can be a construction of emotions and thoughts, based on interactions carried out over time and where the result of previous experiences serves as glue in these relationships.
A trust relationship may be a psychological state comprising the intention to accept vulnerability based on positive expectations of intentions or behavior of another person.
Do we really know each other? What about ourselves?
It may seem irrelevant but when it comes to creativity or when we have creative attitudes trust emerges as a latent need.
We must have confidence in ourselves to accept share our ideas or we need to create a trust relationship when we intend to co create.
Trust can be represented or felt at three distinct levels, namely, ethical, behavioral and knowledge that make us vulnerable according to the concept of acceptable risk that we set for ourselves and for others in these levels.
In a world of virtual connections that we have trust in the other will-piling with experience that is translated by the positive feedback that we understand acceptable but that is not always perceived in the same way by those who give feedback or by whom does not.
This return is vital when we think about the role that knowledge has on creativity and how it is crucial in opening disciplines until then not shared and which now are now targets of curiosity and questions. It is our confidence in who transfers knowledge.
But as the more specialized knowledge is usually tacit and the exchange of tacit knowledge is what leads more quickly to creativity, there is a need for an understanding of the background of interlocutors so that this exchange results in full and will combine the adjacencies of various disciplines. This is a situation stick into account in many interdisciplinary experiences that we face:
“To collaborate with others involves often have to face opposing thoughts, but it does not mean having to abdicate of our for the benefit of the other or vice versa. Some of the groups of GSJ Lisbon experienced this challenge but eventually realized that collaborate also means integrating in their world views that at first sight not seem reasonable”
On the basis of collaboration is also creating a culture of courage and that is not only to make people courageous, it is to create conditions in which the courageous people can accomplish their projects.
These are conditions of integrity, trust and tolerance for taking risks. Integrity is the root of trust, which is the fuel for collaboration.
Similarly that we need to create confidence, an understanding of the background of our interlocutors, to share ideas and co create, we will need to know the intentions and the observable behavior of the people involved in the share.
The level of confidence I have in myself could allow my aperture and therefore provide information or ideas, because it allows me to accept the critical thinking and refine my thoughts on a particular matter.
The level of confidence deposited in other allows me not only to have a starting point of predictable acceptance but also be able to expect positive contributions to the development of ideas or solving problems for which feel unable to.
A sustained balance between trust in me and trust in others, that is reciprocal, it is only possible to establish yourself by the feeling generated and perceived in these connections. It is only possible through effective communication.
“The most productive people are the most trusting people. If this seems to be an astonishing statement, it shows how distorted the concept of trust has become. Trust is one of the most essential qualities of human relationships. Without it, all human interaction, all commerce, all society would disappear.” Taylor McConnell
Is that confidence can be shaken unexpectedly?
Is it trust related to the ability to establish connections?
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Jose Baldaia – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011
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