Creativity in organizations has become an issue of great importance, but how does a company encourage personnel to find creative solutions to budgeting, product development, marketing and training? With engaging contributions from leading academics and professionals, this book explores the key factors that are critical to the development and promotion of creativity in any organization.

Creativity and the Aesthetics of Imperfection

Creativity and the aesthetics of imperfection
Karl E.Weick, Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, University of Michigan

An aesthetics of imperfection creates a different mind-set toward error. Errors now become viewed as experiments from which people can learn, as oddities to be incorporated or made normal, as items to be isolated from ongoing processes so their effects will be localized, as inevitable when personal activity rather than an impersonal product is being assessed, as potentially the right notes for some other song, as an excuse to say “let it pass,” as evidence that involvement is high, as transient flaws that will make sense as events unfold.

Imagine T. S. Eliot giving nightly poetry readings at which, rather than reciting ...

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