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Capitalizing on Creativity at Work

Capitalizing on Creativity at Work

Fostering the Implementation of Creative Ideas in Organizations

Edited by Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Černe, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen

How does one implement highly creative ideas in the workplace? Though creativity fuels modern businesses and organizations, imaginative ideas are less likely to be implemented than moderate ones. The crux of this issue is explored as contributors present and analyze remedies for capitalizing on highly creative ideas.

Chapter 23: Government ideation systems

Peter Parycek, Ralph Schoellhammer and Judith Schossböck

Subjects: business and management, knowledge management, organisational innovation, organisational behaviour, innovation and technology, knowledge management


It is believed that new governmental approaches and new modes of innovation in governance can increase transparency, support common interests, and support collaboration with citizens and communities. The idea of increasing participation in governance, reflected in concepts like ‘open government’ and participatory governance (Yishai, 2011), is the principal factor in open government data (OGD) and believed to help with the development of communication skills and citizen empowerment. Participation and collaboration in policy-making can foster innovation within the public sector, and more and more governments are realizing the potential of connecting to ideas of people and communities by means of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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