How to Kill Creativity

It is the same old story tome and time again, some people have a very narrow definition of what creativity is and where it is supposed to be practiced. Instead, let’s open our minds to creative possibility. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

When I consider all the organizations I have studied and worked with over the past 22 years, there can be no doubt: creativity gets killed much more often than it gets supported. For the most part, this isn’t because managers have a vendetta against creativity. On the contrary, most believe in the value of new and useful ideas. However, creativity is undermined unintentionally every day in work environments that were established—for entirely good reasons—to maximize business imperatives such as coordination, productivity, and control. Managers cannot be expected to ignore business imperatives, of course. But in working […]

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