Motivating people to be creative

  • The three requirements for creativity in a team are expertise, creative thinking skills and motivation.
  • Motivation can be significantly affected by even subtle changes in an organisation environment. The mangerial practices that positively influence creativity include: challenge; freedom; resources; work-group features; supervisory encouragement; and organisational support.

Study based on 22 years of previous research by the author, including PhD thesis.

Amabile, Teresa M, 1998. How to Kill Creativity. Harvard Business Review, 76-87.