Insights from stimulating creative behaviours in a project-based organization team

Stanley, Tracy, Matthews, Judy, & Davidson, Paul (2016) Insights from stimulating creative behaviours in a project-based organization team. Technology Innovation Management Review, 6(4), pp. 26-33.

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Abstract

Novel and useful ideas and creative behaviours originate in varied work environments, yet the characteristics of work environments that stimulate and foster such creative behaviours are not well defined. The aim of this study was to identify the influences that contribute to creative behaviours in the work environment of a global project-based professional service organization. This article is based on an investigation of the work environment of one project team undertaking interdisciplinary work in the construction of a processing plant in a remote location. This multi-disciplinary team encouraged creative behaviours through regular team meetings, ensuring the presentation of diverse views and commitments to regular interaction and collaboration in co-located environments. In addition, a technology manager dedicated to identifying potential opportunities for patenting and commercialization further extended the creative behaviours of the team by focusing on the best solution for each situation. The study contributes new knowledge to research regarding work environments that facilitate creative behaviours.

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ID Code: 95501
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creative Behaviours, Problem Solving, Teams, Work Environments, Project-based Organization Team
ISSN: 1927-0321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Authors
Copyright Statement: The Technology Innovation Management Review is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Deposited On: 11 May 2016 23:43
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 01:14

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