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.
Chapter 33: Creativity in Government
Creativity in Government
Government creativity is not an oxymoron. Creative people in government can overcome the odds and be creative in any situation or environment. Our challenge in government is to create an atmosphere where people don't have to use up their creativity fighting the system. They need to be encouraged to use their creativity to do their jobs and serve their residents the best they can.
As people's trust in and respect for their government continues to diminish, creativity to provide the goods and services our constituents demand becomes absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, this also often leads to further alienation of the public as government officials use their creativity to get around requirements that have been put ...