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ERIC Number: EJ901329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
A Lighthouse in the Desert? Evaluating the Effects of Creativity Training on Employee Innovation
Birdi, Kamal
Journal of Creative Behavior, v41 n4 p249-270 Fourth Quarter 2007
The contribution of three different creativity training programmes to employees' workplace idea generation and implementation was evaluated. The research was conducted within a government organization, where 191 employees (a mixture of participants and non-participants in creativity training) were surveyed. Analyses showed that creativity training participants in one type of course only were more likely to generate ideas back at work and that this relationship was mediated by their creative ability and motivation to innovate. However, in terms of later implementation of those ideas, the environmental factors of management support and divisional climate were much more strongly related than the creativity training. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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