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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


J. Michael Fox

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J. Michael Fox


The purpose of this project is a user guide for managers in any organization regarding the Social, Cultural, Psychological, Organizational and Physical Environments in the Workplace: A User Guide on Creativity. A workplace environment is a crucial part of the organizations success. Organizations who understand the role of emotions will significantly improve their ability to explain and predict their employee’s behavior. Mood has importance significances for a workplace environment. The social environment can stimulate creativity through offering a sense of positive challenge in the work; work teams that are collaborative, diversely skilled, and idea-focused; freedom in carrying out the work and supervisors who encourage the development of new ideas. The best workplaces to enhance creativity must be adaptable to these new ways of working. A good company will develop its employees. One method to encourage their employees is by paying attention to the physical office environment. Modern work environments require good communication skills, creative thinking, the ability to work in a team, and the ability to adapt to change, and to work with people from diverse cultures.

Keywords: Environment, Business climate, Workplace creativity, Organizational climate