Myopic Creative Climate: The Result of Streamlining in R&D Organizations?
2014 (English)In: Academy of management proceedings, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Creative climate has been proposed as a fundamental component of organizations displaying high innovation performance, and validated tools for measuring creative climate are today readily available. In the existing literature, however, the multi-dimensionality of the creative climate concept is not thoroughly reflected, but organizations have primarily been regarded to either have or not have a creative climate. In this article we attempt to bring a more nuanced perspective to creative climate – describing what can be seen as a myopic creative climate. This type of climate is characterized by a good working environment where people support each other’s ideas and trust each other. However the levels of risk taking and idea time are lower and, more importantly, this results in a significantly lower innovation performance than is found in a good creative climate. This alters the way we view creative climate by highlighting that not all dimensions are equally important. Even in a work environment where the majority of creative climate dimensions are at high levels, the organization may suffer from decreased levels of innovation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
creative climate, innovation, ambidexterity
Work Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-160624DiVA: diva2:790576
Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 1-5 Aug, 2014, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
QC 201502252015-02-252015-02-252015-02-25Bibliographically approved