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Creativity – Evidence Review


Massey (Massey & Munt, 2009) discusses creativity (or the lack thereof) in the NHS whilst Ma (X. Ma, Yang, Wang, & Zang, 2018) carried out a literature review of creativity in nursing. Kirton distinguishes between adaptive creativity (little c creativity) – where employees find better ways to do their work – and innovative creativity (big C creativity), the ability to dream up the really big, or strange idea (Filipczak, 1997); this has also been referred to as radical and incremental creativity (Jaussi, Knights, & Gupta, 2017). Beghetto (Beghetto & Kaufman, 2007) added Mini-c creativity – the creative processes involved in the construction of personal knowledge and understanding. The components of creativity include expertise, creative-thinking skills, and motivation (Amabile, 1998). Han (Han, Peng, Chiu, & Leung, 2011) examined how diversity could increase individual and team creativity. There is also a difference between creativity – the quality of ideas – and fluency, the number of ideas (Nusbaum, Silvia, & Beaty, 2014). Reiter-Palmon (Reiter-Palmon & Sands, 2015) discusses the way creativity works in team meetings.




08 Aug 2019



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