12 Ways Tech Companies Boost Creativity

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The tech giant also hosts science fairs

Microsoft also hosts "Science Fairs" twice a year so employees can show off what they've been working on in their spare time. The fairs are often held in the Microsoft Garage.

The whole company attends -- even senior vice presidents -- and each product is judged. The winner gets to set off a homemade volcano named Mount St. Awesome.