Autonomy Pushes Teams Forward


Autonomy Pushes Teams Forward
By: Blake Carbone, Coordinator

Today’s online edition of Business Insider’s, Instant MBA, Harvard Business professor, Teresa Amabile shares 3 things that spark creativity.

“Creativity cannot exist without autonomy, resources and time.”

Amabile believes that this “creativity trifecta” is essential in the creation to some of the best ideas.  If managers give employees the time and space to pursue special projects, professional training and development or education, they will see larger returns (and I’m not just talking about the money!).  It not only lowers employee turnover but it can also lead to increased productivity and higher customer satisfaction.

For further reading: Learn how Google takes a similar management approach with their “20 percent time” philosophy in the New York Times article, “The Google Way: Give Engineers Room.”

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