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Unleashing the power of the creative unconscious within organizations: a case of craft, graft and disputed premises

Gilmore, Sarah and Warren, Samantha 2007. Unleashing the power of the creative unconscious within organizations: a case of craft, graft and disputed premises. Tamara Journal of Critical Postmodern Science 6 (1) , pp. 106-122.

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Abstract

Over the past decade innovation and creativity have been portrayed as a crucial means by which organisations secure competitive advantage. Seeking to enhance the creative potential of their employees, many seemingly progressive organisations utilise an array of methodologies - from creating culture of fun and play, to commissioning beautifully designed office spaces - to explore the aesthetic sensibilities of their employees and unleash the inherently creative power of their employees' collective and individual unconscious. Drawing on psychoanalytical theory and experiences of conducting research in creative industries, an alternative perspective is offered which calls into question precisely what is being 'unleashed' during these processes of creativity; suggesting a distorted view of artistic endeavour and an elision of the centrality of skill, ability and craft expertise: the central platforms enabling aesthetic expression in artistic performance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Additional Information: The journal is now known as Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry.
Publisher: Kozminski University
ISSN: 1532-5555
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Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:52
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/76348

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