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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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.
He continued: "At times, at our best, this is a creative tension, when you can have people like John Reid and Robin Cook working together.
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.
rightly credits Newman for holding in creative tension find their capstone in Newman's Christocentricity.
Importance of Knowing Difference Between 'Creative Tension' and Workforce Conflict Dani Kimlinger HR/OD Leader MINES & Associates There's a fine line between creative tension and genuine conflict, and not all organizations have the capability to discern the difference.
She suggests that boards and GCs need to maintain a level of what she calls "appropriate creative tension.
Freedom had defined the Western tradition since Christianity placed the human conscience between heaven's commands and earthly power, leaving the individual suspended in a terrifying and creative tension.
13:19 Udo Braendle: Following German philosopher Immanuel Kant, I think it needs to be a creative tension between sovereignty and protecting human rights.
In the absence of foreseeable (and feasible) alternatives, it appears that PHPM programs will need to continue to offer this dual-certification option to maintain their competitiveness in attracting a sufficient number of suitable medical graduates to the specialty each year, with the resulting creative tension and emphasis regarding primary care-public health linkages anticipated to continue.
The creative tension that results from questioning each other's suggestions gives way to trying to please one another.
There was a creative tension there - more than creative tension, in fact.
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