These steps will encourage your employees to think creatively and will facilitate a culture of innovation at work. They will prepare the ground for brainstorming. Employees need to feel like they have space to talk and be heard. Managers can cultivate an environment in which team members aren't afraid to propose bold ideas by establishing specific forums that encourage creativity.
For example, organize specific brainstorming sessions with your team, in which you support expansive thinking and reinforce the idea that there are no suggestions or bad ideas. Encourage employees to talk about action plans to get new ideas and demonstrate their candor by being as transparent as possible with staff members about why previous ideas were or were not successful. Its goal is to encourage creativity at work, not to inculcate a fear of mistakes.