Can the Office Environment Stimulate a Managerâ€™s Creativity?
AbstractThis paper explores whether the managerâ€™s physical office work environment can stimulate the managerâ€™s creativity. A total of 60 managers from a large manufacturing company participated in the study. They rated the creativity potential and physical elements of office environments shown in 25 photographs. The results indicate that offices differ in terms of creativity potential. Compared to offices with low creativity potential, offices with high creativity potential have lower complexity, more plants, bright lighting conditions, windows, cooler colors, and a computer facility. The results suggest that a good interior design of managerâ€™s office environment could stimulate a managerâ€™s creativity and could therefore contribute to an organizationâ€™s innovation.
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work environment; innovation; creativity; managers; idea generation; office;
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- NEP-ALL-2008-09-20 (All new papers)
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