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The progress of science requires the growth of understanding in both directions, downward from the whole to the parts and upward from the parts to the whole.

—FREEMAN DYSON, 1996, p.2

Creativity does not occur in a vacuum. An enabling environment must exist. Whether creativity is at the breakthrough level or a cluster of micro-level events, it requires environments with special facets—especially collaboration that enables knowledge sharing and idea synthesis.

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This document was originally published in Team Creativity and Innovation (pp.195-224) edited by Roni Reiter-Palmon, 2018, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.