New research explores whether being a jerk has distinct advantages in the business world.
Where does workplace innovation come from? Innovative people, of course. But finding those people or predicting who those people will be is a near-impossible task for most organizations. So what can we do about this problem? New research shows that organizations can use a simple strategy to inspire all their employees to make innovative contributions.
You have a wonderful idea about how to improve your workplace, but will you tell anybody about it? Sometimes speaking up is difficult to do. After all, you might be chastised or mocked for daring to challenge the status quo. New research shows that the mood of the potential listener may help determine whether or not you choose to speak up.
Emotional intelligence sounds like it’s good for lots of positive things, but can you believe that creativity in the workplace is among them? New research confirms this somewhat unexpected finding, and shows that it really makes a lot of sense. What does this mean for organizations, and how can you use this to foster creativity in your workplace?
How can you best foster workplace innovation and creativity in your organization? New research suggests that the key might be the width of leaders’ social networks. By working with leaders who have substantial social networks, employees are granted more resources to utilize in creative ways.
A new study finds that hiding information from colleagues has deep implications for any organization. Individuals who hide pertinent information will soon find their actions reciprocated, ultimately creating a distrust loop. In the end, this cycle limits creativity within an organization, but having the correct organizational environment can help stimulate creativity and reduce an employee’s desire to hide information with colleagues.
Workplace creativity has become increasingly valuable to employers. In the new study researchers found significant differences in how employees in Eastern and Western cultures function best creatively. They found that, due to factors such as power distance and collectivism, social context played a major role.
Creative work is best accomplished when team members are able to add their own zest and refine each other’s ideas.
As the global economy rallies, we see an increase in cultural business start-ups. These creative industries, which include the arts, music, theatre, and so on, are in some ways quite different from conventional businesses. A cultural entrepreneur should take care to understand when their business can rely on social networking, and when it cannot.