Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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TA S T E T H E F U T U R E 10 specialized trade shows under one roof Cologne, Oct. 5 – 9, 2013 | www.anuga.com the educated retailersÕ guide 2. Support Happiness and Good Energy at Work Focus on building a workplace where people have fun and are happy. I've written a lot about this and call it the Natural Law of Business. When you do that, you support the creative drive. When people are feeling creatively supported, innovation and idea generation always goes up. Absolutely. 3. Create Structure to Yield Creativity Buy your admission ticket online now and save up to 42 % ! Koelnmesse Inc. 8700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 640 North Chicago, Illinois, 60631, Phone +1 773-326 9922 info@koelnmessenafta.com www.koelnmessenafta.com I once had the erroneous assumption that any, or all, organizational structure would impinge on the creativity of the individuals within it. Man, was I mistaken! In fact, it turns out the total absence of structure is just as constricting as a series of autocratically instituted, ironclad codes of order. 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. For us to be effective as leaders in this area, we want to adopt healthy regimens, repeatable systems and freely followed processes that will help us tap our own creativity. 4. Share Information Within Your Organization Many organizations undermine creativity by not sharing information among the staff. When this happens, it seems to me, the core organization belief must be that in the long run, creativity will increase if you put restric- The total absence of structure is just as constricting as a series of autocratically instituted, ironclad codes of order. Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 361 94 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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