From PsyBlog: Many organizations claim they want to foster creativity but unintentionally, through their working practices, creativity is killed stone dead. That’s what Teresa Amabile, now Director of the Harvard Business School, found when looking back over decades of her research in organizations (Amabile, 1998). As part of one research program she examined seven companies in three different industries, having team members report back daily on their work. After two years she found marked differences in how organizations dealt with creativity. Whether or not they intended to, some of the organizations seemed to know the perfect ways to kill creativity, while others set up excellent environments for their employees to be creative.