Innovation By Design: Considering the Basic
Authors: José Renato Taborda Ribas, Maria Lucia Okimoto, Aurora Dalpin
Abstract: The study examines the Flux Theory and the influence of the disturbance from the workplace environment on the concentration capability of researchers and creative people, which will lead to innovation. Workers that handle mechanical activities will not suffer from the interference of the workplace environment as people who need to concentrate their mind on some intellectual and creative activity, but even these people, like industry workers, could bring ideas that result in innovation. The environmental comfort during long working hours may be the difference between extremely high and mediocre performances and results, for both kinds of workers. Also the task challenge proposed and the skills of people should be managed to reach the best use of their potential. To reach innovation, first it is necessary to produce conditions to flourish creativity. Basic concepts will help to discover why the results of so skilled employees are so poor. To show connections between theory and practice were used numbers and figures that represent the problem and give a clue about the dimension of it. The paper intends to start a line of research observing more basic concepts related to creative leap, innovation and workplace environment. Some results in built workplaces are presented.
Keywords: Work environment, Flux theory, creativity, concentration, focus, innovation.
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