In the last byte, we looked at how individual aspects influence creativity. In today's byte, we look at the organizational aspects that influence creativity.
The organizational environment in which one works also has implications on the creativity of an individual working in the organization. The environment could either be supportive to creativity or impede it - i.e. Creative facilitating or Creative impeding.
Creative facilitating environments could involve aspects like autonomy, teams with diverse skill sets, supervisory staff who is supporting and willing to take risks etc. The environment which is creativity impeding would have a very strict evaluation and monitoring of the activities that one works on, a competing environment where if one wins the other looses etc.
Flexible organization structures, participative decision making environment, strong relationships with supervisors and coworkers, appreciative of efforts etc could all be pushing the creativity horizons. An organization which is extremely political, criticizing, and risk avoiding is detrimental to creativity in the work place.