Does your organization support creativity—or squash it?
If you read nothing else on cultivating creativity at work, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you ignite the creative spark across your organization.
This book will inspire you to:
- Discover the elements of creativity and learn how to influence them
- Harness the creative potential of a diverse team
- Encourage curiosity and experimentation
- Avoid breakdowns in creative collaboration
- Overcome the fear that blocks your innate creativity
- Bring breakthrough ideas to life
This collection of articles includes Reclaim Your Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley; How to Kill Creativity by Teresa Amabile; How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity by Ed Catmull; Putting Your Company's Whole Brain to Work by Dorothy Leonard and Susaan Straus; Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It by Tony McCaffrey and Jim Pearson; The Business Case for Curiosity by Francesca Gino; Bring Your Breakthrough Ideas to Life by Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, and Michael Wade; Collaborating with Creative Peers by Kimberly D. Elsbach, Brooke Brown-Saracino, and Francis J. Flynn; Creativity Under the Gun by Teresa Amabile, Constance Noonan Hadley, and Steven J. Kramer; Strategy Needs Creativity by Adam Brandenburger; and How to Build a Culture of Originality by Adam Grant.
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