A qualitative exploratory study on creativity in human resource development
This was an exploratory study on the perceptions and experiences of the service providers at the TRAUMA Centre on creativity in human resource development and its contribution towards organisational sustainability. The researcher used the qualitative research methodology as this method was deemed to facilitate participation by research subjects through the use of literature studies, documentary studies, a focus group and semi-structured interviews. In the analyses of the data obtained through methodology used, concepts closely related to the study being that of creativity, human resource development, managerial practices and organisational sustainability emerged as recurring themes that served to locate the study within systems theory. Due to the inter-relatedness of the concepts, the study was conducted within a framework of human resource development as a means of achieving organisational sustainability. Data gathered confirmed that service providers perceived creativity to be linked to organisational sustainability and that the development of the human resources was an integral means to achieve organisational sustainability. The researcher is of the opinion that the utilisation of the different methodologies largely assisted the researcher in achieving the research objectives of developing the human resources in a creative way.