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. · Go to 6 ways to kill creativity →