Creativity can be hard to muster when you're in crisis -- but it's still possible for companies to generate groundbreaking ideas and products, writes Harvard business professor Teresa Amabile. To do so, you'll need smart, passionate people and a workplace culture that gives people space and time to follow and build upon their ideas. "Even the smartest, most passionate people won't thrive in -- or will soon abandon -- a work environment that stifles them," Amabile warns.

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