Companies that try to stimulate innovation with mandatory creativity programs risk creating a backlash, writes Paul Forsythe. Forcing every employee to take part in innovation programs can lead to workers scorning the creative process, he notes. It's important to shelter good ideas early on so that they'll have a chance to flower, he writes, but companies also need to be willing to shelve failed experiments before they become embarrassing boondoggles, so that the creative team maintains its good reputation.

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