Creativity under the Gun at Litmus Corporation Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Instructs pupils to diagnose the circumstances under which time pressure can facilitate or hinder creativity. A team's creative "genius", Miles Grady, who formerly conceptualized a revolutionary material for an important new product, must now significantly alter that content so the team can create an entirely new business. This early new business development job, while supported by management, has a looming deadline for proof-of-concept.

The deadline has been offered, but the team does not look close to the breakthrough it needs. The team's leader, Stanley Carmine, who has managed to get several weeks' extension from management, needs to determine how best to manage Grady under the looming deadline. He analyzes Grady's past "day-to-day lab logs" to discover the connections, if any, between time pressure, other conditions, and Grady's amount of imagination.

PUBLICATION DATE: November 01, 2007 PRODUCT #: 808075-PDF-ENG

This is just an excerpt. This case is about LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE

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