The management of creative people

Roni Reiter-Palmon, Salvatore Anthony Leone

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Organizations are increasingly relying on creative individuals and teams to remain economically relevant. However, creative individuals and teams must be properly supported and managed. To facilitate creativity, leaders should create and promote an open and psychologically safe environment. Leaders can also manage team compositions to take advantage of diversity, while ensuring counter-productive conflict does not reduce creative performance. Further, leaders can work to link teams and individuals with additional internal and external resources, while facilitating engagement with critical stages of the creative process. Finally, leaders can facilitate creativity by promoting certain task relevant behaviors such as problem identification and construction and idea generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Communication
  • Creative climate
  • Creativity
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge- sharing
  • Leaders
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organizations
  • Psychological safety
  • Teams
  • Teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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