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Managers should avoid extreme time pressure when possible; after all, complex cognitive processing takes time. First, it emphasizes the socially constructed nature of helping behavior. Creativity under the gun. What are reading intentions? Amabile How do teams working on complex projects get the help they need?

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You may use pressure as a management technique, believing it will spur people on to great leaps of insight. You may even manage yourself this way. If so, are you right? Not necessarily, these researchers say. When creativity is under the gun, it usually ends up getting killed, the authors say. They recently took a close look at how people experience time pressure, collecting and analyzing more than 9, daily diary entries from individuals who were working on projects that required high levels of creativity and measuring their ability to innovate under varying levels of time pressure.

The authors describe common characteristics of time pressure and outline four working environments under which creativity may or may not flourish. High-pressure days that still yield creativity are full of focus and meaningful urgency--people feel they are on a mission.

High-pressure days that yield no creativity lack such focus--people feel they are on a treadmill, forced to switch gears often. On low-pressure days that yield creativity, people feel as though they are on an expedition--exploring ideas rather than just identifying problems. And on low-pressure days that yield no creative thinking, people work on autopilot--doing their jobs without engaging too deeply.

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Creativity Under the Gun

You may use pressure as a management technique, believing it will spur people on to great leaps of insight. You may even manage yourself this way. If so, are you right? Not necessarily, these researchers say. When creativity is under the gun, it usually ends up getting killed, the authors say. They recently took a close look at how people experience time pressure, collecting and analyzing more than 9, daily diary entries from individuals who were working on projects that required high levels of creativity and measuring their ability to innovate under varying levels of time pressure.

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The Idea in Brief Your most creative employees generate their best ideas under tight deadlines, right? While time pressure may make people feel more creative, it usually prevents them from actually thinking creatively—juggling new ideas until they collide in original and ultimately profitable ways. When creativity is under the gun, it usually gets killed. But time pressure and distractions usually rule. Still, in some organizations, creativity thrives despite brutal deadlines.

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Zoloshakar Amabile, Teresa, Constance N. You may use pressure as a management technique, believing it will spur people on to great leaps of insight. There are instances where ingenuity flourishes under extreme time pressure—for instance, a NASA team within hours comes up with a primitive but effective fix for the failing air filtration system aboard Apollo And on low-pressure days that yield no creative thinking, people work on autopilot—doing their jobs without engaging too deeply. To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side:. That is, the parties must establish and maintain a helping frame for their interaction, especially when help-givers are high-status external leaders. Individual Creativity in the Workplace identifies those factors, including what motivational and cognitive factors influence individual creativity, as well as the contextual factors that impact creativity such as teams and leadership. How to Kill Creativity.

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