Motivating Creativity in Organizations: On Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do

@article{Amabile1997MotivatingCI,
  title={Motivating Creativity in Organizations: On Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do},
  author={T. Amabile},
  journal={California Management Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={40},
  pages={39 - 58}
}
  • T. Amabile
  • Published 1997
  • Economics
  • California Management Review
Creativity in all fields, including business, flourishes under intrinsic motivation—the drive to do something because it is interesting, involving, exciting, satisfying, or personally challenging. This article presents the Componential Theory of Organizational Creativity and Innovation, which defines the factors—including intrinsic motivation—that determine a person's creativity. This article also shows how the work environment can influence individual creativity. 
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