Creating a culture of creativity

In a Fast Company article, the founder of KAYAK, Paul English talks about he created a culture of creativity in his company:

Creativity is a constant stream of new–new ideas, new solutions, new product, new processes. I love to surround myself with childlike creative people, leaving the brilliant doubters and naysayers to work for my competitors.

Everything we do encourages fast decision-making and risk-taking. We don’t do design by committee, and we disable large meetings here. We reward risk-taking and speed, even when it fails!

Don’t do indoctrination, where you pummel each employee to think like the Borg. … Encourage your employees to be individuals, and get them to try new things.


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