Creativity in Organizational Environment

Open access


The contribution is focused on the conditions which allow the application of creativity in the context of an organization. The aim of the article is to reveal the work environment factors influencing the creativity of the employees. Another aim is to demonstrate how management style of an organization can affect the creativity of employees in order to successfully exploit their creative potential. The contribution also presents the manner how a manager can influence creativity of one’s own employees. Moreover, the article deals with the process of innovation and transmission of creative ideas and solutions into practice.

Amabile, T. M. (1983). The Social Psychology of Creativity. New York: Springer - Verlag.

Amabile, T. (1998). How to Kill Creativity. Harvard Business Review, 76(5), 76-87.

Amabile, T. M., & Hennessey, B. A. (1992). The Motivation for Creativity in Children. New York: Cambridge University.

Barron, F., & Harrington, D. N. (1981). Creativity, Intelligence and Personality. Annual Review Psychology 32: 139-152.

Dacey, J. S., & Lennon, K. H. (2000). Kreativita. Praha: Grada.

Eisenberger, R. (1996). Detrimental Effects of Reward: Reality or Myth? American Psychologist, 51(11), 1153-1166.

Ekvall, G. (1996). Organizational climate for creativity and innovation. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 5, 105-123.

Ekvall, G. (1999). Creative Climate. In M.A. Runco & S.R. Pritzker, Encyclopedia of Creativity. Vol. 1. 403 - 412. San Diego: Elsevier.

Fichnová, K. (2013). Psychology of creativity for marketing communication. Noailles: Association Amitié Franco-Slovaque.

Florida, R., & Goodnight, J. (2005). Managing for Creativity. Harvard Business Review, 83(7), 124-131. Hemlin, S. (2006). Creative knowledge environments for research groups in biotechnology. The influence of leadership and organizational support in universities and business companies. Scientometrics, 67(1), 121-142.

Hennessey, B. A., & Amabile, T. M. (1988). The conditions of creativity. In R.J. Sternberg (Ed.), The nature of creativity: Contemporary psychological perspectives, 11-38. New York: Cambridge University.

Jurčová, M. (1995). Entrepreneurial Attitudes and their Barriers. In M. Jurčová & M. Zelina (Eds.), Creativization and its barriers. Bratislava: SAP.

Jurčová, M., Kusá, D., & Kováčová, E. (1995). Creative climate - dimensions and barriers. In M. Jurčová & M. Zelina (Eds.), Creativization and its barriers. Bratislava: SAP.

Klijn, M., & Tomic, W. (2010). A review of creativity within organizations from a psychological perspective. Journal of Management Development, 29(4), 322-343.

Kolajová, L. (2009). Týmová spolupráce: jak efektivně vést tým pro dosažení nejlepších výsledků. Praha: Grada.

Mathisen, G.E., Einarsen, S., Jorstad, K., & Bronnick, K. S. (2004). Climate for work group creativity and innovation: Norwegian validation of the team climate inventory (TCS). Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 45(5), 383-392.

Mikuláštik, M. (2010). Tvořivost a motivace v práci manažera. Praha: Grada.

Mumford, M. D., Hester, K.S., & Robledo, I.C. (2012). Creativity in Organizations: Importance and Approaches, Oxford: Elsevier.

Oldham, G.R., & Cummings, A. (1996). Employee creativity: personal and contextual factors at work. Academy of Management Journal, 39(3), 607-634.

Pagano, A. L. (1979). Learning and Creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 13(2), 127-138.

Paulus, P.B. (2000). Groups, teams, and creativity: the creative potential of ideagenerating groups. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49(2), 237-262.

Puccio, G. J., & Cabra, J. F. 2010. Organizational Creativity: A Systems Approach. In: J. C. Kaufman & R.J. Sternberg (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity, 145-173. New York: Cambridge University.

Tamášová, V., & Barnová, S. (2011). School climate as the determinant of the relationship between the level of students’ resilience and school satisfaction. Acta Technologica Dubnicae, 1(1), 19-37.

Woodman, R. W., Sawyer, J.E., & Griffin, R.W. (1993). Toward a theory of organizational creativity. Academy of Management Review, 18(2), 293-321.

Zelina, M., & Jaššová, E. (1984). Tvorivosť - piata dimenzia. Bratislava: Smena.

Žák, P. (2004). Kreativita a její rozvoj. Brno: Computer Press.

Journal Information

Cited By


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 177 177 29
PDF Downloads 55 55 12