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How Can Creative Workplaces Meet Creative Employees?

Anita Kolnhofer-Derecskei (), Viktor Nagy and Zita Zoltay Paprika

Central European Business Review, 2017, vol. 2017, issue 4, 3-19

Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify the individual and contextual factors that facilitate or hinder employees’ creativity. However, in this paper the literature is also referring to critical factors that impact employees’ creativity. According to the creativity’s state of the art, we focused on factors based on creativity’s 4P, choosing Person (characteristics of creative persons) and Place (environmental factors that influence creativity). Considerable research efforts have been invested to explore the possible connections between these two domains by investigating the Hungarian labour market. We found that the probability that a creative person works in a creative workplace is twice greater than that of the case of a non-creative person. This study presents the requisites of a creative workplace so that employees’ creativity can be developed and a kind of work environment which facilitates organizational creativity can be created. First, we have collected and presented the best practices of recruitment-tools which help managers to hire the most creative applicants. With these two components, i.e. finding creative workers and securing them a creative friendly environment, the business success is guaranteed.

Keywords: organizational creativity; recruitment; HR (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J00 J20 M12 M50 M54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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