Feedback on creative ideas: Toward a communicative and creative action perspective

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Research on creativity highlights feedback as an important driver of creative ideas. However, it advances a rather mechanistic understanding of communication, which obscures the specific practices in feedback interactions as well as their constitutive role in shaping creative ideas. In this paper, we advance conceptual arguments on how actors interact in communicative feedback processes on creative ideas. By drawing on the theory of communicative action by Jürgen Habermas and Hans Joas’ theory of creative action, we develop a more complex and nuanced understanding of creativity as a phenomenon that is constituted in communication. These authors’ work draws conceptual attention to the practices through which actors negotiate the novelty and usefulness of creative ideas in communicative interactions, the important role of feedback givers as creative actors, and “spaces for play” as a communicative sphere that allows creativity to emerge. We extend the literature on creativity by introducing a theory of communicative and creative action that offers to unpack communicative interactions through which creativity does or does not come into being.
TitelOrganizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey
HerausgeberElke Schuessler, Patrick Cohendet, Silviya Svejenova
Anzahl der Seiten21
VerlagEmerald Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)978-1-83982-875-1
ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-83982-874-4
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 17.09.2021

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