creative tension

creative tension

n
1. (Psychology) a situation where disagreement or discord ultimately gives rise to better ideas or outcomes
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a situation where disagreement or discord ultimately gives rise to better ideas or outcomes
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There is actually a creative tension between an institution like the ROH and electronic dance music and I think that we're hoping that will prove to be a rather fruitful tension because it's exciting to take electronic music into a venue that doesn't normally have it.
The creative tension in federalism can only be maintained by avoiding overreaching federal pre-emption and mandates.
Perhaps the best and most lasting expression of such creative tension is in an image itself, an impression of style that's cultivated by designers, costumers and stylists.
Selected from presentations at an October interdisciplinary, international conference in Oxford, 14 papers provoke a critical and creative tension between experience and expressions of religion.
This gap between performance and satisfaction, called the Zone of Creative Tension, is shown in the chart below.
In its simplest form it addresses the creative tension between what the church is and what the church does, between discourse on Faith and Order and on Life and Work/Church and Society.
The Anglican Church of Canada's Compassion, Justice, and Reason: An Approach to Election 2015 contains excellent recommendations prefaced by [the view that] "Anglican long-standing commitment to reason helps us hold opposing views in creative tension, finding the common good through prayerful discernment.
She accepted there had been "a lot of creative tension between the two parties on different occasions", but added: "Lots of marriages have tension and some of that can be very creative if the parties want to stay together.
A major creative tension in history is the interplay between continuity and change.
There are two complementary dynamic elements in the Catholic Church that need to work in creative tension.
She suggests that boards and GCs need to maintain a level of what she calls "appropriate creative tension.
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