Why Coffee Shops Boost Creativity

Coffee Shops are a haven of the creative set. But it's not the caffeine boost that boosts creativity.

Need a Creative Insight? Trying Sleeping AND Smelling on It

Scent can boost the creative power of "sleeping on it."

Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women

The collective intelligence of teams rises with the number of women involved.

Why Hierarchy Stifles Creativity

Hierarchies are great sometimes, just not necessarily for finding great ideas.

How Thinking About Others Improves Our Creativity

Research suggests we're more creative when we're others-focused.

Checking Your Email Just Might Make You More Creative

Taking structured breaks during a creative process has a more positive effect on creativity than merely pushing through to completion.

How Meetings Make Us More Creative

Meetings might seem like a bore, but they can boost our creativity.

The Paradoxical Benefits of Juggling Teams

Serving on multiple teams can distract members from focusing on a task, but the benefits of multiple teams might outweigh the cost.

Why We Desire, But Don't Promote, Creative Leaders

We admire stories of creative leaders. We like to hear tales of CEOs and political leaders bringing about transformation with fresh ideas and innovative thinking. But while we love reading up on how these leaders turned the tide in their industry or organization, recent research suggests that most creative people aren’t given the opportunity to lead.