Creativity and innovation in organisations
The presentations start with a theoretical model by Kaufmann, distinguishing two types of creativity, proactive versus reactive, important when dealing with the goal of innovative activity. The next contribution, made by Hoff, empirically investigates in school children the importance for creativity of differences in imaginativeness, when facing competition or not. As regards another factor, feedback/evaluation, Unsworth has collected empirical evidence from aerospace organisations that self-confidence and creative identity are moderating factors, together with time pressure, on the effects of negative feedback. In non-profit organisations, Jaskyte explores what their members consider highly characteristic for innovation in the organization. The final presentation, by Dackert, is an empirical study in small companies showing the influence of leadership style on creative climate.
26th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2006)