Want to prompt creativity? Make someone unhappy. If people are happy, there’s no need to change. But if people are faced with others’ or their own distress, they will work to find creative ways to bridge the gap from bad to good and unhappiness to happiness.
Happiness is good – three goods: good for others, good at it, good for me. This means there are three opportunities to create distress: others’ distress, strengths mismatch or personal distress.