Defining Innovation Design and Creativity: Aspects of an Organization's High Performance

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Innovation, Design, and Creativity Introduction Innovation, design, and creativity are concepts that are closely related. These terms help organizations conceptualize different aspects of how a high performance organization operates. Therefore, by developing a working defining for innovation, design, and creativity, this can help an organization better understand how they might create or strengthen their competitive position. Although these concepts are ubiquitous in the business community, it is commonly the case that they are used without much insight into their actual meanings or how they might apply to different circumstances within an actual organization. This paper will analyze and contrast some of the factors that are implicit in these three important terms. Defining Innovation, Design, and Creativity Creativity and design are important features of a well-developed knowledge economy, not only for having a favorable impact on people's well-being and business performance, but also on innovation (Hollanders & Cruysen, 2009). Creating an innovative organization requires more than understanding the design of an efficient development process (Stamm, 2003). Innovation deals more with and organizations or individuals ability to of creating and implementing a successful idea. This idea does not necessarily need to be creative. Sometimes a common sense solution, when implemented properly, can be the most efficient and effective organizational innovation. However, when

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