Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst leidis oma koha põhjusel, et ergutab teistmoodi mõtlema ka loovust soodustavast keskkonnast organisatsioonis. Tegelikult veidi pelgan seda lugu siin jagada, sest kui mõni ametnik-ülemus juhtub lugema, siis … võib varsti käskkirju oodata, kuidas töö juures loovalt käituda. 😂 Õnneks siiski suurt hirmu ei ole, sest paljud ametnikud-ülemused loevad ilmselt midagi muud, teisi allikaid. Võis siis mitte.

Tekst pakus siiski veidi avaramat ainest mõtlemiseks, kui ainult organisatsioonidega seoses. Keha, kontaktide ja nendevaheliste seoste-tulemuste üle mõtlemine võiks huvi pakkuda kõikidele inimestele lapsevanematest riigijuhtideni.

Kontekstiks:

In much of the literature on management and organisation studies, creativity is defined as a new and useful, valuable or appropriate product, process or idea (Amabile, 1996; Woodman et al., 1993). In this study, however, we view creativity as ‘engagement in creative acts, regardless of whether the resultant outcomes are novel, useful, or creative’ (Drazin et al., 1999: 287).

Koostööline loovus siinse teksti tähenduses:

We see collaborative creativity not as a linear, neat process with an end result that motivates work, but a messy, complex and embodied process in which ideas arise by listening, sensing and empathising with the subtle gestures and movements of others’ bodies (Stierand et al., 2017).

Uurimisküsimus:

how are our bodies subtly involved in collaborative creativity at work?

Loovusest levinud perspektiividest:

Leading theories have tended to view the individual as the locus of creativity; in other words, creativity is believed to result from an individual’s cognitive process, although it can be influenced by certain individual and environmental factors (Glaveanu, 2010).

Karakteristikud:

We identified three aspects through which embodied collaborative creativity emerges: (1) moving beyond individual bodies towards collective ambitions, (2) relating to colleagues’ micro-gestures and bodily nuances, and (3) the role of ‘serious play’ between bodies in setting the scene for the first two aspects to occur.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Our findings provide nuance to these studies by empirically showing how the body is subtly implicated in various processes of negotiation, creation, communication and, ultimately, learning.

Vaimu ja keha lähedus on väga oluline:

Therefore, to extend the view that a collective consciousness, shared thinking or understanding is required for collaborative creativity (Hargadon and Bechky, 2006; Harvey, 2014; Kenny, 2008), we demonstrated that physical and mental closeness, embodied sensitivity and micro-gestural negotiations within a playful yet serious situation are crucial. This suggests that, in everyday organisational life, it is necessary to reduce formal control in order to allow the playful attitude needed for collaborative creativity to develop. […] Even if organisations already enable rich social interaction and collaboration via verbal communication, bodily presence and embodied signals play a significant role in conveying hidden, subconscious or even repressed experiences.

Satama, S., Blomberg, A., & Warren, S. (2022). Exploring the embodied subtleties of collaborative creativity: What organisations can learn from dance. Management Learning, 53(2), 167–189. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507620985226