Creating a buzz in education
If you're involved in education then you'll know that the short winter days can be difficult to motivate people.
As part of our 'Surviving work 'til the sun comes back' here's 4 threads to help make your education environment more creative.
1. Design for peopleIf you have the opportunity to impact your physical space then make sure it's human. We all respond to environments that inspire, challenge and nurture. How does the design of your space engage your team and your audience? Does it ask questions? Does it inspire and stimulate people to think differently? Think about great experiences you've had; a surprising retail space or engaging gallery or museum visit - how can you use this inspiration in your space?
2. Stories that engageWe usually tell stories that interest us. Think about it - when was the last time you talked about the colour of your favourite coffee house's logo - never! But I bet you talk about the reasons why you love going there - a warm greeting, comfortability and most of all good coffee. So think about your educational space - what stories do you want people to tell? Make sure you set the tone of the story behind your organisation.