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Monday, July 19, 2004

Personality Traits for Innovation

People play a role in organizational culture. Organizations need to consider the type of employees that can most effectively drive innovation. From a diverse range of research, it has been found that a core of reasonably stable personality traits characterize creative individuals. Personality Traits for Innovation -- High valuation of aesthetic qualities in experience -- Broad interests -- Attraction to complexity -- High energy -- Independence of judgment -- Intuition -- Self-confidence -- Ability to accommodate opposites -- Firm sense of self as creative -- Persistence -- Curiosity -- Energy -- Intellectual honesty -- Internal locus of control (reflective / introspective) Source: "Culture and climate for innovation" by Pervaiz K. Ahmed, European Journal of Innovation Management


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