This thesis aims to create a foundation for optimizing management of creative business processes, through a speculative investigation of the possibility of a link between consciousness and innovation. Prior research in this area is close to nonexistent, which results in a new approach to determine the possibility of a link between the two widely used terms. The study forms an academic, as well as practical discussion of the notion, possibilities and implications connected to hypothesizing a link between consciousness and innovation, as well as discusses opportunities for further research.
The thesis, based on a theory based literature review as well as additional interviews therefore unfolds three main findings, as follows:
First, it highlights the need for a future unified definition of consciousness, as the complex field of consciousnessresearch is extremely fragmented and a unified definition based on crossscientific research would be beneficial for better innovation outcomes.
Secondly, it is highly suggested that the time is ripe to engage in the emergence of a more holistic, crossscientific and cocreational paradigm, in order to cultivate a better foundation for understanding and defining consciousness hence a better starting point for further investigating a link between consciousness and innovation. This could perhaps be done through the application of a suggested consciousnesslens an epistemological approach proposed in the thesis.
Thirdly, there is a lack of research in dealing with the interrelatedness and link between consciousness and innovation. It is, however, a firm notion that both researchers and practitioners, operating in the field of creative business processes, will have a great interest in exploring empirical material and evidence related to the missing link between consciousness and innovation.
Last but not least, the suggested hypothesis derived from this study is that: “Level(s) of consciousness is linked to the quality of innovation, meaning that people with higher consciousness will be able to create better innovative outcome”.
In other words, this thesis serves as a foundation for hypothesizing this link. However, it is concluded that the link is worth further investigating through empirical research, as this is indeed an understudied, however, potentially highly important area.
|Educations||MSocSc in Management of Creative Business Processes , (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis|
|Number of pages||111|