In the box Clients seeking creative solutions to problems should avoid ‘thinking outside the box’, suggests research by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The researchers looked at whether it is best to use unrelated concepts to drive creativity or to build on scenarios more directly linked to the problem. The research, published in Design Studies, concluded that the latter approach is best.   Blowing whistles Some 23 per cent of HR professionals say their employer actively discourages staff from speaking out and raising concerns, according...

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