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Innovator's Toolkit: 10 Practical Strategies to Help You Develop and Implement Innovation by Harvard Business School Press

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13

Toward a Creativity-Friendly Workplace

Practical Steps

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Six ways to organizational enrichment
  • How to enrich the physical workplace

HIRING CREATIVE PEOPLE and posting them into well-crafted teams and work groups, as described in chapter 12, are essential steps toward producing greater creativity and innovation. The next step is more difficult and requires support at the highest levels. It involves making the organization and the workplace more supportive of creativity and innovation. Just as seeds grow best in fertile soil, the natural creativity of people is more likely to blossom within an organization whose structures, attitudes, and policies are innovation-friendly.

Even if you have put together a really ...

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