Monday, September 14, 2009


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Knowledge Solutions
September 2009 | 61

"Creativity plays a critical role in the innovation process, and innovation that markets value is a creator and sustainer of performance and change. In organizations, stimulants and obstacles to creativity drive or impede enterprise".

Harnessing Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace
By Olivier Serrat
[full-text, 11 pages]

Creativity has always been at the heart of human endeavor. Allied to innovation, which
creates unexpected value, it is now recognized as central to organizational performance.
(Some hold that the capacity to harness intellectual and social
capital—and to convert that into novel and appropriate things—has
become the critical organizational requirement of the age.) The shift
to knowledge economies has been abrupt and there is a flurry of
interest in creativity and innovation in the workplace. Innovation is
considered, quite simply, an imperative for organizational survival.
It may even be the key to some of the biggest challenges facing
the world, such as global warming and sustainable development.
Notwithstanding, we are still far from a theory of organizational
creativity: the avenues for promising research that might contribute
to its emergence are innumerable because of the increasing use of
systems approaches and the growing number of agents involved in
knowledge flows.

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