How to Harness Individual Creativity? Foster Informal ‘Hot Groups’

A hot group is a small group of individuals who share the excitement and commitment for a particular idea, perspective, or product. In a hot group, individuals commit to each other over mutual emotion and excitement over an idea, rather than rational exchange and coordination.

Monet, Renoir, Manet, Bazzille, and Sissley were five painters, who separately were a soldier, factory worker, naval cadet, business student, and medical student. On the surface, they shared nothing. Together, they were a hot group.

Through this hot group, they gave the world Impressionism.

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