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Creative Management and Development has been updated with newly commissioned and leading edge chapters on intuitive cognition, complexity, emotion, team innovation, development, and well-being. The textbook retains seminal papers on creativity, perception, style, culture, and sustainable development. The contributors to this textbook represent a broad spectrum of perspectives from among the most distinguished names in the field. They give a clear overview of the topics discussed while explaining their practical implications. This textbook is published as a Course Reader for The Open University Course Creativity, Innovation and Change (B822) but will engage and challenge students interested in creative ways of managing, different approaches to developing creativity in organizations and creative leadership.
Chapter 1: A Systems Perspective on Creativity
A Systems Perspective on Creativity
Psychologists tend to see creativity exclusively as a mental process [but] creativity is as much a cultural and social as it is a psychological event. Therefore what we call creativity is not the product of single individuals, but of social systems making judgements about individual's products. Any definition of creativity that aspires to objectivity and therefore requires an intersubjective dimension, will have to recognize the fact that the audience is as important to its constitution as the individual to whom it is credited.
An Outline of the Systems Model
This environment has two salient aspects: a cultural, or symbolic, aspect which here is called the domain; and a social aspect called the field. Creativity is a process that ...