Innovative potential of educators – employees of the social and psychological center

DOI: 10.15293/1812-9463.2101.10

УДК 159.99+371 

Chernobrovkina Svetlana Vladimirovna

Candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor of the Dostoevsky
Omsk State University, Omsk. E-mail:


The innovative potential of the organization’s employees is a significant factor in its competitiveness. Modern research shows that even in those organizations for which innovation is a fundamental type of labor activity, the innovative activity of workers in the structure of their general labor activity is not the leading one. The main difficulty lies in the inability of the company to organize effective mechanisms for identifying and managing the innovative potential of employees.

In modern domestic psychological science, the phenomenon of the innovative potential of an organization’s employee has not been sufficiently studied. Innovation potential is viewed as a resource that allows an employee to participate in the implementation of the company’s innovative activities. Employees are carriers of the company’s innovative potential, while the innovative potential of employees is manifested in their willingness, first of all, to be involved in the innovation process in the role of executors, not initiators.

Most of the studies devoted to the study of the innovative potential of personnel are carried out at large enterprises and business organizations. Our research expands the scope of studying the innovative potential of personnel. The study involved employees of a budgetary organization that provides psychological and pedagogical support to the population.

The article presents the results of an empirical study of the innovative potential of employees of a budgetary organization – a social and psychological center that provides psychological, pedagogical and legal assistance to foster parents, graduates of boarding schools, children left without parental care.

By means of factor analysis, a model of the innovative potential of the organization’s employees was built, the main directions of its support and development were determined.

Keywordsinnovative potential of educators, employees of the social center, readiness for changes, style of response to changes, innovative qualities.


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