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Harvard Business Review: A subordinate’s criticism makes you more creative


A study co-authored by Dr Yeun Joon Kim, University Senor Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge, on “bottom-up” criticism is featured in HBR’s just-published March-April 2020 print edition and online. The study found that managers who are critiqued by lower-ranking employees become more creative. “When employees are criticised by a boss or a peer, they tend to feel threatened. But when leaders are criticised by followers – employees they manage – they’re more likely to focus on getting better at their tasks,” Joon says in an interview with the publication.

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