Creativity is best nurtured in a permissive climate which encourages the exploration of new ideas and new ways of doing things.
for Organisational Creativity
Creativity is best nurtured in a
permissive climate which encourages the exploration of new ideas and new ways
of doing things. The following aspects, if practiced, would contribute to
fostering creativity in organization.
change: Organisation members must
believe that change will benefit them
and the organization. Some resistance to change is found in many organizations
for fear of losing position, learning new skills, etc. Such a resistance to
change has to be overcome by clarifying the need and urgency for change. The
adage that routine drives out the non-routine has to be revisited and must be
seen the other way.
new ideas: Managers in the organizations,
from top to the down must make it
clear in word and deed that they welcome new approaches. To encourage
creativity, managers must listen to their subordinates ideas and
suggestions/ways of doing things. They must have an open mind.
Permit more interaction: A permissive, creative
climate can be fostered if individuals have the opportunity to interact with
other members of the group and other groups in the organization. Such
interaction encourages the exchange of useful information, the free flow of
ideas, and fresh perspectives on problems.
failure: Inspite of the best efforts and
intentions, failure is not uncommon.
Tolerance for failure needs to be imbibed. Failure has to be understood as a
to achieve: For the mind to explore new
ideas there has to be abundant freedom
of thought and action.Organisation members must be properly guided towards
achievement. A supportive climate will help gain control over the time and
money invested in creative behavior.
recognition: Creative individuals are
motivated to work hard on tasks that
interest them. They must be rewarded for the tasks well done. By offering
recognition in such tangible forms as salary increase, recognition, the message
gets conveyed that creative behavior is valued and rewarded.
Tags : Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Creativity And Innovation
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