Creative Potential and Practised Creativity: Identifying Untapped Creativity in Organizations

  • DiLiello T
  • Houghton J
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Abstract

This study examines the construct validity of creative potential and practised creativity, two overlooked aspects of creativity that may be useful for identifying untapped creative resources in organizations. Results of an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) utilizing structural equation modelling techniques provide some initial evidence in support of the construct validity of these concepts. These findings appear to have important managerial implications for increasing creativity and overall organizational effectiveness. The results presented here also suggest some directions for future research aimed at examining the relationships between creative potential, practised creativity and other variables of interest.

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Authors

  • Trudy C. DiLiello

  • Jeffery D. Houghton

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