ERIC Number: EJ928707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
When Antecedents Diverge: Exploring Novelty and Value as Dimensions of Creativity
Gruys, Melissa L.; Munshi, Natasha V.; Dewett, Todd C.
Thinking Skills and Creativity, v6 n2 p132-137 Aug 2011
Though an ongoing debate exists concerning how creativity should be defined and measured, it is generally agreed upon that creativity is the generation of ideas that are novel and of value (Amabile, 1996; Hennessey & Amabile, 2010). Yet most studies treat creativity as a black box in regards to the nature of the relationships between some commonly known antecedents of creativity and its two prime components, namely novelty and value. This is the issue we address in this exploratory paper as we look at antecedents that are similarly related and differentially related to novelty and value. We propose that such relationships could have an impact on creative outcomes in organizations. We also discuss potential implications for broader application to practitioners interested in learning how to boost their employee creativity and organizational innovativeness.
Descriptors: Creativity, Organizations (Groups), Employees, Work Environment, Creative Thinking, Innovation
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