Usually, the workplace is an environment of order, deadlines, and productivity—all of which lean to left brain thinking. Workplace productivity often is about having a list and checking things off—keeping focus on the straight and narrow path—and for most projects it is an effective solution.

To foster innovation, we need to step outside of our routines to notice the details that grab our attention—these are what spark the creativity inside each of us.

The process of making art stimulates this right brain thinking—encouraging a sense of curiosity, risk taking, experimentation, and play—the exact qualities businesses need to foster in order to thrive.

Creative thinking doesn't just happen, it must be practiced.