Study: Being nice to innovators makes them unproductive

10/23/2013 | Pacific Standard magazine online

Research suggests that innovation comes best to workers who experience just the right amount of "abusive supervision." Moderation is the key, researchers found. "A certain degree of abusive supervision will give me a sense of crisis, and the negative mood from abusive supervision will make me uncomfortable. ... In that situation, I am better at finding new solutions to problems," said one employee.

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