Monday, August 22, 2011

eight aspects of the work that stimulate creativity

Amabile and Gryskiewicz (1989) identify eight aspects of the work environment that stimulate creativity: adequate freedom, challenging work, appropriate resources, a supportive supervisor, diverse and communicative coworkers, recognition, a sense of cooperation, and an organization that supports creativity. They also list four aspects that restrain creativity: time pressure, too much evaluation, an emphasis on
keeping the status quo, and too much organizational politics. Studies of the creative press (or environment) are often designed to determine how the context in which one works or
studies may be modified to encourage people to be more creative. Environment doesn't have to mean a work environment; other research has examined home background and childhood and how these early experiences are related to

The International Handbok of Creativity,
Understanding Creativity,
Handbook of Creativity,
Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving,

The Social Psychology of
New Directions in Aesthetics
Creativity and the Arts (Foundation and Frontiers in Aesthetics)


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