The creative conspiracy: How the secrets of collaboration can transform your organization.
Think of your to-do list at work. Chances are the most important tasks
require you to work with others—and the success of those endeavors
depends on the effectiveness of your collaboration.
management expert Leigh Thompson, collaboration that is conscious,
planned, and focused on generating new ideas builds excitement and
produces what she calls a “creative conspiracy.” Teams that conspire to
organize themselves, motivate one another, and combine their talents to
meet creative challenges are the hallmark of the most successful
In this book, Thompson reveals the keys to the
kind of collaboration that allows teams to reach their full creative
potential and maximize their results. She also reveals a host of
surprising findings; for example:
• Left to their own devices, teams are less creative than individuals
• Providing “rules” to teams actually increases inventiveness
• Striving for quality results in less creativity than striving for quantity
• Fluctuating membership enhances a team’s innovation
• Most leaders cannot articulate the four basic rules of brainstorming
combines broad-ranging research with real-life examples to offer
strategies and practices designed to help teams and their leaders
capitalize on what actually works when it comes to creative
collaboration. Creative Conspiracy challenges managers to adopt
an unconventional approach to leading teams that, done right, will lead
to the creative success of every team—and every organization.
Thompson, Leigh. 2013. The creative conspiracy: How the secrets of collaboration can transform your organization.. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1st.