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Stimulating Creativity and Innovation through People-Concepts Connectivity within On-Line Collaborative Workspaces

Stimulating Creativity and Innovation through People-Concepts Connectivity within On-Line Collaborative Workspaces
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Author(s): Marc Pallot (EsoCE-NET, Italy), Wolfgang Prinz (Fraunhofer Institut FIT, Germany) and Kulwant Pawar (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch299
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Constantly changing customer demands and intense global competitive environment imposes the compelling need to better support knowledge workers, operating as eProfessionals, within creativity sessions and innovation tasks while increasing inter-personal productivity in order to remain competitive on the global market. As a consequence, working organisation is shifting towards networked individuals driven simultaneously by the necessity of focusing on core competency while stimulating the emergence of creative ideas and breakthrough innovation. These in turn push organisations to implement new ways of working and interacting among diverse competency fields that require more effective and efficient collaborative approaches. This paper presents the vision of an e-space for all or networked individual shared workspaces within a group forming networks approach. The driving idea is to connect people and concepts together as a kind of knowledge hub where both individuals and communities are exposing knowledge on the Web through networked shared workspaces. An attempt is made to implement and explore the people-concepts connectivity approach within the framework of the AMI@Work ERIA communities used as a living lab, and evaluate its potential impact on creativity, innovation and interpersonal productivity. The paper concludes in introducing a brand new scientific domain of “Knowledge Connection” which is related to the existing domains of Knowledge Creation, Representation and Visualisation.

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