12 Ways Tech Companies Boost Creativity

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IBM holds brainstorming sessions called "Jams"

IBM holds "Jams," or massive brainstorming events on various topics.

The most famous jam is probably the "Innovation Jam," held in 2006. It was also the largest online brainstorming session IBM has ever held.

The company brought together more than 150,000 people from 104 countries and 67 companies, who came up with 10 new ideas. IBM invested $100 million into these ideas, which included smart healthcare payment systems and 3D internet.