Creativity the fuel of innovation

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Market-leveled changes occurring in the health care industry require new and creative models of organization, management, and service del very. One of today’s primary management challenges is the development of organizational cultures that value innovation, change, and creativity. The adoption of an ethic of innovativeness allows the organization to stretch the limits of individual and collective knowledge, skill, and ability to meet complex consumer needs. Creativity within organizations is influenced by management practices in conjunction with creativity-relevant work group skills. A common wisdom exists that professional nurses are creative in finding solutions for complex patient care needs. The expansion of this creativity within organizational systems will allow for the evolution of professional nursing practice, improvement in care delivery, and organizational performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNursing administration quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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