Human resources, creativity, and innovation: The conflict between homo faber and homo ludens

Haustein, H.-D. (1981). Human resources, creativity, and innovation: The conflict between homo faber and homo ludens. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 26 (3) 243-255. 10.1002/bs.3830260307.

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This paper deals with the socioeconomic dimension of creativity in technology organization and economy. Creativity is decisive for the development of social systems, but one finds evidence that creativity is a wasted resource. Obstacles to creativity have been identified over the following stages: formation of creative personalities, creation period, and realization period; and on four levels: growth of productive forces, economic relations and interests, institutions, and mental or ideological factors. World, society, organizations, groups, and individuals and their interaction are the objects of social creativity research. Measurement of creativity in the stages research, development, and introduction and improvement uses four dimensions: results, process, personal characteristics, and level of participation. Creativity is closely connected with its counterpart: routine experience. In an organization the innovation potential plays an important role, together with such determinants as strategic orientation, capacity for current production operations, and level of cooperation and coordination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: organism; organization; society; decision making; associative learning; memory
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Bibliographic Reference: Systems Research and Behavioral Science; 26(3):243-255 (July 1981) (Published online 9 January 2007)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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