By Felix von Held

Creativity in organisations has develop into a key subject of organizational examine. This paintings expands on present learn via exploring creativity within the dynamics of social networks. Collective creativity is brought as a valuable a part of organizational studying and noticeable because the expression of creativity at the collective point. The learn is ready to empirically check creativity within the improvement of social buildings. For the evaluate of creativity this paintings applies a longitudinal research layout through combining social community research with creativity reviews. The process allows to narrate creativity signs with social community measures. it truly is in line with an empirical research of innovation initiatives within the car and thereby extends current study and theories on creativity, social community dynamics and organizational learning.

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For instance, a contemporary artist with the same ability, style, and background as Monet would probably not be judged to be as creative by today’s standards because the societal background, needs, and values have changed since Monet’s time. Thus, the concept of what is inventive and creative is largely dependent on the social context (Sternberg, Pretz & Kaufman, 2003). The fourth and final concept in the domain of creativity is innovation, which is based on the notion of realization. Invention is similar to innovation in that it focuses on the social level so that ideas have to be adopted and shared by the social system (Perry-Smith and Shelly, 2003) leading eventually to their implementation in physical structures, products, or processes.

Another reason, is that group diversity reinforces creativity. 14) compared to diverse groups whose members stimulate each other by challenging their different viewpoints. ) Hence, sharing knowledge is seen as critical for creativity and might be acquired from various sources to generate new knowledge (Howells, 2002; Björk & Magnusson, 2009). 2. Therefore, group level or team research is a central aspect of exploring creativity. Amabile (1999) points out that it is crucial to match the right people with the right assignments.

1 a participation perspective on learning was introduced, describing learning as a collective event: learning is expressed in the social structure but must be understood as an interdependent process between group level learning and individual learning (Ellström, 2001; Järvinen and Poikela, 2001). 1). , 2003). Hence, in order to define creativity in organizational learning processes, the cultural dimension of the society or organization in which that creativity takes place has to be factored in.

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