Date of Award

Spring 5-2011

Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Dr. Cynthia Burnett


This project consists of a book proposal, including two sample chapters, that provides a vision for how organizations can effectively use creativity and creative thinking to address the rapid escalation of complexity. The working title for the book is: The Creativity Organization: Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities of Complexity. The book will explore the organizational development requirements and programs necessary to transform an organizational culture so that it will consistently and sustainably develop and support creativity. At the foundation of this discussion is the Organizational Creativity Actualization Model (OCAM). This model considers organizational creativity as a system of interdependent parts with a creative product as its intended outcome and it presents a tiered approach to the development of capabilities building upward from a base of leadership. This book will be an expression of my philosophy of how the workplace can be a more rewarding, productive, and enriching experience by meaningfully engaging people.