Glenn Houtgraaf is a second year PhD-candidate at the Radboud University, department of Public Administration. His area of expertise is public sector creativity.
Currently, Glenn is working on the research project ‘The Creative Public Servant’ which aims at filling the hiatus in the literature regarding creativity in the public sector. Creativity is the origin of every innovation, so too in the public sector. However, creativity in the public sector is undefined and underexamined whilst the stereotypical public servant is often deemed uncreative. Therefore, this research project aims at shedding light on multiple aspects of creativity in the public sector. This fundamental research project will at least feature four, ambitious and unique, research methods namely a diary study, an experiment, a systematic literature review with a twist and a thorough quantitative anaysis based on a large scale survey. The upcoming years he will conduct the research under supervision of promotor Prof. Dr. Sandra van Thiel and co-promotor Dr. Peter Kruyen.
Via this medium, Glenn aims to keep his colleagues and network up-to-date on all the latest news and findings regarding public sector creativity. Glenn is very much looking forward to contributing and expanding the knowledge on creativity, and thereby innovation, in the public sector. If you have any questions or suggestions, then please do feel free to contact at any time.
Teleworking as a result of the corona-virus has had a major impact on public servants' way of working. Therefore, I am happy to announce that my second single-author piece "Lack of Slacking: The causal dynamics underlying the effects of telework on creativity and...
Glad to announce that my first single-author piece "Public Sector Creativity: Triggers, Ideas and Practices" is now in review at Public Management Review. Have a look at my "current research" page to learn more.