Yes, our Creator’s call to create like Him will not just help you see your daily work and calling in a brighter and better light, it will also improve your professional prospects and increase your salary.
As Tony Wagner reported in Creating Innovators, corporations and institutions are increasingly looking for evidence of creativity and innovation in their hiring and promotional decisions:
- According to a 2008 Conference Board report, “U.S. employers rate creativity/innovation among the top five skills that will increase in importance over the next five years.”
- Stimulating innovation/creativity and enabling entrepreneurship is among the top 10 challenges of U.S. CEO’s.
- In a 2010 McKinsey & Company global survey, 84 percent of executives say innovation is extremely or very important.
In a world of intense global competition, companies are desperately trying to stand out through innovative products, services, and marketing. In most fields, it’s no longer enough to be average or even good at what you do. Human Resource managers want to see evidence of initiative and innovation, even if it’s in an entirely unrelated field. It’s problem-solving ability and opportunity-making (and taking) character they are looking for. “Has he taken any risks in his life? Has she branched out on her own before? Has he done anything different?”
Christians who know THE Creator and learn from Him how to create like Him in their own little corner of the creation, should have a massive competitive advantage in the workplace and marketplace.
They also get to glorify and enjoy God better.