A survey recently carried out on 5,000 workers from six countries by Harris Interactive found that in the UK, only 36% of workers had some sort of creativity throughout their day, placing the UK last in creative working, behind both Germany and France. While 52% of UK respondents indicated a wish to have more creative freedom in their job, just over the same number (53%) expected there to be no creative change in their job over the next five years.
The results were interesting, to say the least, compiling data from around the globe and showing that workers everywhere would welcome more creativity in their job responsibilities. Data wasn’t gathered about how employees would like changes made, for example, adding regular indoor team building activities to foster creativity or imagination or simply changing the way some things were approached in the workplace, like standing/walking meetings and team brainstorming lunch. However, it’s safe to say that some changes need to be made to inspire UK workers and stop their procedural jobs being replaced by automation. So, how could companies change up their approach to offer more creative freedom in individual roles?