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CABRA, John Fitzgerald; TALBOT, Reginald J.  and  JONIAK, Andrew J.. Exploratory study of creative climate: a case from selected Colombian companies and its implications on organizational development. Cuad. Adm. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.29, pp.53-86. ISSN 0120-3592.

This paper identifies organizational characteristics that help or obstruct creativity at the workplace in order to establish the existence of relevant or distinctive concepts of organizational climate in Colombia. To that aim, a questionnaire was designed including indicators taken from existing relevant literature. The questionnaire was applied to 52 CEO's, managers, supervisors, and first line employees in eight Colombia-based firms and to nine people from other companies. Data obtained was analyzed according to the grounded theory method and results proved to be in line with those cited in literature concerning categories such as reaction speed, leadership style, trustworthiness, answers to social, political and cultural conditions, freedom, dynamism, room for ideas, resources, synergy, trustworthiness strengthening); other categories need revision (support) and yet other are plainly different (envy and jealousy, belonging, deliberated creativity, standards on influence management, fairness). Data suggest a new survey is due.

Keywords : Innovative behavior; industrial psychology; capacity building; resistance to change.

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