End the fun? Nah. But leading creative minds requires creative leadership.
Author Eric Weiner wrote a piece that appeared in the Chicago Tribune recently arguing, “Want creativity, boss? Knock off the coddling.” But the suggestion that employees will become more creative if they are denied access to things that are fun is fundamentally wrong.
Weiner contends that we are living in “the Decade of Perks” and says companies may be making a crucial error in providing comforts, play and other distractions if they want more creativity out of their employees.