Creativity is such an essential competency for Assistants to have, and here is why.
We are faced with unusual requests and challenges every day. We often have to ‘think outside the box’ to solve problems that most other people in the office wouldn’t even know where to start.
We are asked to solve problems and make people’s lives easier, and often, the only way to succeed at this is to think creatively.
Sure, we can solve many problems because we know what is going on in business, we have a great network that can help. We have experience solving these issues in the past, but high-level Assistants also use their creative skills to brainstorm ideas and develop new solutions. It doesn’t stop there. We are also asked to do many different tasks, and depending on the industry you work in, it might be the case that you are one of the most creative people in the room.
So if you do have lots of creative ideas and can visualise and display your work creatively, this will add so much value (think at the very least what you could do with your Executive’s PowerPoint slides). So, let’s have a look at how to be a creative genius at work.