A Harvard Business School Professor says that creativity cannot be gotten by doing the following things:
- By expecting that only some people can be creative and not others – this is a myth not only in the heads of entrepreneurs, but also in the heads of individual employees – again in both cases where you include yourself in the creative group and out of it.
- Money is a creativity motivator – her research found that once people become conscious of tying with rewards, their psyches cannot fly free anymore.
- Time pressure fuels creativity – may be true, but again so long as time pressure is not having a negative effect on the person. It can eat up the psyche. It is necessary to have the head free of things.
- Fear forces breakthroughs – Even to me, these things seem unintuitive. Creativity does not come this way.
- Competition beats collaboration w.r.t creativity – again, stress – bad psyche, bad creativity.
After all, such alleged myths, the author also tells what are necessary pre-conditions for a creative mind:
- Love the work you do i.e. have intrinsic motivation.
- Deeply engage in the work without any distractions.
- It depends on experience, talent, ability to think in different ways, capacity to push through uncreative dry spells.