Creative Success in Teams

Creative Success in Teams
Author: Alexander S. McKay,Roni Reiter-Palmon,James C. Kaufman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN 10: 012820382X
ISBN 13: 9780128203828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Success in Teams Book Review:

Recent surveys indicate today’s workers spend up to 80 percent of their time collaboratively working with others and that teams have become the fundamental unit of organizations. Despite this, there are few scholarly books summarizing how to best start, manage, and foster creativity in team environments. This work provides practitioners and researchers with information on what drives team creativity. Utilizing research from psychology, organizational behavior/management, business, and education, the book discusses how to encourage participation and collaboration, what makes for the most creative team, and how best to lead and evaluate creative teams. Summarizes creativity research from psychology, education, and business Identifies how best to form a team for creative output Discusses how to foster team participation and collaboration Includes multi-cultural, interdisciplinary, and diverse teams

Continuing to Broaden the Marketing Concept

Continuing to Broaden the Marketing Concept
Author: Dawn Iacobucci
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 1787548244
ISBN 13: 9781787548244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuing to Broaden the Marketing Concept Book Review:

Review of Marketing Research is a publication covering the important areas of marketing research with a more comprehensive state-of-the-art orientation. The chapters in this publication review the literature, offer a critical commentary, develop an innovative framework and discuss future developments, as well as present specific empirical studies.

Creativity and Innovation in Organizational Teams

Creativity and Innovation in Organizational Teams
Author: Leigh L. Thompson,Hoon- Seok Choi
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-04-21
ISBN 10: 1135612382
ISBN 13: 9781135612382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Innovation in Organizational Teams Book Review:

Creativity and Innovation in Organizational Teams stemmed from a conference held at the Kellogg School of Management in June 2003 covering creativity and innovation in groups and organizations. Each chapter of the book is written by an expert and covers original theory about creative processes in organizations. The organization of the text reflects a longstanding notion that creativity in the world of work is a joint outcome of three interdependent forces--individual thinking, group processes, and organizational environment. Part I explores basic cognitive mechanisms that underlie creative thinking, and includes chapters that discuss cognitive foundations of creativity, a cognitive network model of creativity that explains how and why creative solutions form in the human mind, and imports a ground-breaking concept of "creativity templates" to the study of creative idea generation in negotiation context. The second part is devoted to understanding how groups and teams in organizational settings produce creative ideas and implement innovations. Finally, Part III contains three chapters that discuss the role of social, organizational context in which creative endeavors take place. The book has a strong international mix of scholarship and includes clear business implications based on scientific research. It weds the disciplines of psychology, cognition, and business theory into one text.

got creativity

got creativity
Author: Michael Balch
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN 10: 1491772328
ISBN 13: 9781491772324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

got creativity Book Review:

Have you ever wondered where your CREATIVITY has gone? Perhaps you want to become more CREATIVE. Do you have the COURAGE to act on an idea? Michael Balch has written a “notebook” that will test and exercise your CREATIVITY and COURAGE. Everyone is born with CREATIVITY. We exercise the CREATIVE side of our brain throughout our early childhood, but eventually we go off to formal schooling with an emphasis on standardized testing. It is at that point our CREATIVITY muscle goes dormant. In this “notebook” Michael dives into why we have ignored our CREATIVE muscle and then gives us exercises to wake it up from its deep sleep. The “notebook” is written as an idea generator. Michael says “uber successful people are either extraordinary or out-of-the-ordinary.” The author inspires and motivates you down a path of out-of-the-ordinary thinking, but leaves it to the reader to write the final chapters. The “notebook” is a living and breathing guide to your future success. It starts you off down a CREATIVE path, but it turns into the readers “book” by the time they finish.

European Shakespeares Translating Shakespeare in the Romantic Age

European Shakespeares  Translating Shakespeare in the Romantic Age
Author: Dirk Delabastita,Lieven D’hulst
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1993-03-04
ISBN 10: 9027274266
ISBN 13: 9789027274267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Shakespeares Translating Shakespeare in the Romantic Age Book Review:

Where, when, and why did European Romantics take to Shakespeare? How about Shakespeare's reception in enduring Neoclassical or in popular traditions? And above all: which Shakespeare did these various groups promote? This collection of essays leaves behind the time-honoured commonplaces about Shakespearean translation (the 'translatability' of Shakespeare's forms and meanings, the issue of 'loss' and 'gain' in translation, the distinction between 'translation' and 'adaptation', translation as an 'art'. etc.) and joins modern Shakespearean scholarship in its attempt to lay bare the cultural mechanisms endowing Shakespeare's texts with their supposedly inherent meanings. The book presents a fresh approach to the subject by its radically descriptive stance, by its search for an adequate underlying theory along interdisciplinary lines, and not in the least by its truly European scope. It traces common trends and local features not just in France and Germany, but also in Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, and the West Slavic cultures.

Unsafe Thinking

Unsafe Thinking
Author: Jonah Sachs
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0738220159
ISBN 13: 9780738220154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsafe Thinking Book Review:

A Financial Times Book of the Month: "An enchanting book about how to question the conventional, challenge the status quo, and unlock the creative solutions right under your nose." --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg "Unsafe Thinking delivers an array of fresh insights on creativity, motivation, and staying in 'flow.' Packed with powerful case studies, it will propel you out of your rut and onto a path of better, sharper thinking." -- Daniel H. Pink, author of When and To Sell Is Human How can you challenge and change yourself when you need it most? We're creatures of habit, programmed by evolution to favor the safe and familiar, especially when the stakes are high. This bias no longer serves us in a world of constant change. In fact, today, safe thinking has become extremely dangerous. Through stories of trailblazers in business, health, education and activism, and leveraging decades of research into creativity and performance, Jonah Sachs reveals a path to higher performance and creativity for anyone ready to step out of their comfort zone. He introduces troublemakers willing to challenge corporate culture like the executive who convinced CVS to drop its multibillion-dollar tobacco business. She now leads the pharmacy giant. Readers will get firsthand accounts of breaking from the status quo from a Nobel prize winning doctor who nearly got himself thrown out medicine, a two-time NBA championship coach who brought joy back to his team by tuning down the focus on competition, a CEO who rebuilt her reputation and life from the ashes from one of the biggest flops in internet history and a Colombian mayor who started an incredibly successful career of political reform by mooning an angry crowd. Unsafe Thinking is full of counter-intuitive insights that will challenge you to rethink how you work. You'll learn: Why your area of deep expertise is often where you'll find your biggest blind spots Why anxiety can be fuel for creativity When to trust intuition and when to challenge it How collaborating only with those that share your values stunts your creativity How to build an organization that embraces intelligent risk. An inspiring and accessible read, Unsafe Thinking has the power to change both the way you approach your work and your life.

Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer

Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer
Author: Max Sutherland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1000248453
ISBN 13: 9781000248456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer Book Review:

By the time we die, we will have spent an estimated one and a half years just watching TV commercials. Advertising is an established and ever-present force and yet, as we move into the new century, just how it works continues to be something of a mystery. In this 3rd international edition of Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer, renowned market researcher and psychologist Max Sutherland reveals the secrets of successful campaigns over a wide range of media, including the web and new media. Using many well-known international ads as examples, this book takes us into the mind of the consumer to explain how advertising messages work - or misfire - and why. Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer is not just a 'how to' book of tricks for advertisers, it is a book for everyone who wants to know how advertising works and why it influences us-for people in business with products and services to sell, for advertising agents, marketers, as well as for students of advertising and consumer behaviour. 'Essential reading for all practitioners and everyone interested in how advertising works .' - John Zeigler, DDB Worldwide. 'Finally, a book that evades the 'magic' of advertising and pins down the psychological factors that make an ad succesful or not. It will change the way you advertise and see ads.' - Ignacio Oreamuno, President, ihaveanidea.org '. reveals the secrets of effective advertising gleamed from years of sophisticated advertising research. It should be on every manager's bookshelf.' - Lawrence Ang, Senior Lecturer in Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management 'Breakthrough thinking. I have been consulting in the advertising business and have taught graduate level advertising courses for over 20 years. I have never found a book that brought so much insight to the advertising issues associated with effective selling.' - Professor Larry Chiagouris, Pace University 'Puts the psyche of advertising on the analyst's couch to reveal the sometimes surprising mind of commercial persuasion.' - Jim Spaeth, Former President, Advertising Research Foundation

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation
Author: Michael A. Hitt,Susan E. Jackson,Salvador Carmona,Leonard Bierman,Christina E. Shalley,Mike Wright
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN 10: 0190664908
ISBN 13: 9780190664909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation Book Review:

Many strategies fail not because they are improperly formulated but because they are poorly implemented. The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation examines the crucial role of implementation in how business and managerial strategies produce returns. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, leading scholars address governance, resources, human capital, and accounting-based control systems, advancing our understanding of strategy implementation and identifying opportunities for future research on this important process.

Innovation and Growth

Innovation and Growth
Author: Anjan V. Thakor
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9814343552
ISBN 13: 9789814343558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation and Growth Book Review:

This book, written entirely by faculty at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, provides a variety of practical and implementable perspectives on innovation for managers. In addition, the book contains chapters that provide reviews of the academic research on innovation in the faculty members'' specific areas of expertise. In taking this multifunctional approach to innovation, the focus of the book is not just on what is currently considered to be OC best practiceOCO. Rather, it is on bringing to managers the cutting-edge knowledge that is being generated by academic research that goes beyond current best practice.

Management Teams

Management Teams
Author: R Meredith Belbin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1136004106
ISBN 13: 9781136004100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Teams Book Review:

Meredith Belbin's work on teams has become part of everyday language in organizations all over the world. All kinds of teams and team behaviours are covered. At the end of the book is a self-perception inventory so that readers can match their own personalities to particular team roles. Management Teams is required reading for managers concerned with achieving results by getting the best from their key personnel.

Cultural Metaphors

Cultural Metaphors
Author: Martin J. Gannon
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780761913375
ISBN 13: 0761913378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Metaphors Book Review:

The often-overlooked views of political scientists and journalists who conceive of the world in terms of zero-sum games are explored, as are the issues of the symbolism associated with cultural metaphors. The book concludes with a description of specific uses of cultural metaphors or metaphorical applications."--BOOK JACKET.

Innovation in Complex Social Systems

Innovation in Complex Social Systems
Author: Petra Ahrweiler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-05
ISBN 10: 1136996761
ISBN 13: 9781136996764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation in Complex Social Systems Book Review:

Innovation is the creation of new, technologically feasible, commercially realisable products and processes and, if things go right, it emerges from the ongoing interaction of innovative organisations such as universities, research institutes, firms, government agencies and venture capitalists. Innovation in Complex Social Systems uses a "hard science" approach to examine innovation in a new way. Its contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including social and natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics. Using cutting-edge methodology, they deal with the complex aspects of socio-economic innovation processes. Its approach opens up a new paradigm for innovation research, making innovation understandable and tractable using tools such as computational network analysis and agent-based simulation. This book of new work combines empirical analysis with a discussion of the tools and methods used to successfully investigate innovation from a range of international experts, and will be of interest to postgraduate students and scholars in economics, social science, innovation research and complexity science.

Surfing the Long Wave

Surfing the Long Wave
Author: Charles Leadbeater,Kate Oakley
Publsiher: Demos
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1841800457
ISBN 13: 9781841800455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries
Author: Candace Jones,Mark Lorenzen,Jonathan Sapsed
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 0191062278
ISBN 13: 9780191062278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries is a reference work, bringing together many of the world's leading scholars in the application of creativity in economics, business and management, law, policy studies, organization studies, and psychology. Creative industries research has become a regular theme in academic journals and conferences across these subjects and is also an important agenda for governments throughout the world, while business people from established companies and entrepreneurs revaluate and innovate their models in creative industries. The Handbook is organized into four parts: Following the editors' introduction, Part One on Creativity includes individual creativity and how this scales up to teams, social networks, cities, and labour markets. Part Two addresses Generating and Appropriating Value from Creativity, as achieved by agents and organizations, such as entrepreneurs, stars and markets for symbolic goods, and considers how performance is measured in the creative industries. Part Three covers the mechanics of Managing and Organizing Creative Industries, with chapters on the role of brokerage and mediation in creative industry networks, disintermediation and glocalisation due to digital technology, the management of project-based organzations in creative industries, organizing events in creative fields, project ecologies, Global Production Networks, genres and classification and sunk costs and dynamics of creative industries. Part Four on Creative Industries, Culture and the Economy offers chapters on cultural change and entrepreneurship, on development, on copyright, economic spillovers and government policy. This authoritative collection is the most comprehensive source of the state of knowledge in the increasingly important field of creative industries research. Covering emerging economies and new technologies, it will be of interest to scholars and students of the arts, business, innovation, and policy.

Digital Technology and Organizational Change

Digital Technology and Organizational Change
Author: Cecilia Rossignoli,Francesco Virili,Stefano Za
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 3319620517
ISBN 13: 9783319620510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Technology and Organizational Change Book Review:

This book includes a selection of the best research papers presented at the annual conference of the Italian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which took place in Verona, Italy in October 2016. Tracing various aspects of the ongoing phenomenon of evolution towards a global society, and consequently the ever-innovating digital world, it first discusses emerging technologies and the new practices in the information-systems world. It then examines the new businesses and ongoing business transformations. Lastly, it considers the economic and societal changes brought about by access to and exploitation of socio-technical networks. The plurality of views offered makes the book particularly relevant for users, companies, scientists and governments.

Leadership in the Creative Industries

Leadership in the Creative Industries
Author: Karen L. Mallia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN 10: 1119335795
ISBN 13: 9781119335795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in the Creative Industries Book Review:

A groundbreaking book that explores the theory and practice of leading in the creative workplace Leadership in the Creative Industries is a much-needed guide to the theory and practice of the creative leadership skills that are essential to lead effectively in creative fields. As the growth of creative industries continues to surge and “noncreative” businesses put increasing emphasis on creativity and innovation, this book offers a practical resource that explores how to confidently lead a workforce, creatively. In order to lead creative people it is essential to understand the creative process, creativity, and the range of variables that affect it. This book fills a gap in the literature by exploring the creative leadership practices that are solidly grounded in evidenced-based research. The author includes suggestions for overcoming the challenges associated with leading creative people, and puts to rest many of the current industry misconceptions about leading creatively. This vital resource: Is the first book that highlights the theory and practice of creative leadership skills in the creative industries Includes best practices of leading for creativity, and reveals what encourages creativity and what suppresses it Debunks commonly held myths about leading a creative workforce with evidence-based guidance Contains a wealth of helpful tips, visualizations, callouts from primary research, and anecdotes from recognized thought leaders, to highlight and underscore important principles. Written for academics and students of leadership, those working or aspiring to work in the creative industries, Leadership in the Creative Industries puts the focuses directly on theory and practice of creative leadership in creative fields.

Managing Successful Teams

Managing Successful Teams
Author: Pat Wellington
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-06-03
ISBN 10: 0749464410
ISBN 13: 9780749464417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Successful Teams Book Review:

With the shift of emphasis from the West to emerging economies such as China, Brazil and India, organisations need to restructure to adapt to the new global economy. Teams and projects are increasingly being scattered all over the world, and a manager operating in this environment can't connect face to face with people in their team. Not only will managers need to adapt to develop their skills for new environments, they will have to work better, quicker and faster. Managing Successful Teams prepares you to meet the challenges of building and leading teams, showing you how to improve performance and achieve the best results. Offering valuable advice and instant strategies, it covers each aspect of managing teams in new cultural shifts, including developing team creativity and innovation, realigning the teams identity with your leadership style and effective team leadership. The only book on the market to incorporate emerging trends and shifts in business practice, Managing Successful Teams addresses the practical and realistic issues you face in your everyday working life.

Creative Conspiracy

Creative Conspiracy
Author: Leigh Thompson
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1422187578
ISBN 13: 9781422187579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Conspiracy Book Review:

Embracing the Counterintuitive Side of Collaboration Think of your to-do list at work. Chances are the most important tasks require you to work with others—and the success of those endeavors depends on the effectiveness of your collaboration. According to management expert Leigh Thompson, collaboration that is conscious, planned, and focused on generating new ideas builds excitement and produces what she calls a “creative conspiracy.” Teams that conspire to organize themselves, motivate one another, and combine their talents to meet creative challenges are the hallmark of the most successful organizations. In this book, Thompson reveals the keys to the kind of collaboration that allows teams to reach their full creative potential and maximize their results. She also reveals a host of surprising findings; for example: • Left to their own devices, teams are less creative than individuals • Providing “rules” to teams actually increases inventiveness • Striving for quality results in less creativity than striving for quantity • Fluctuating membership enhances a team’s innovation • Most leaders cannot articulate the four basic rules of brainstorming Thompson combines broad-ranging research with real-life examples to offer strategies and practices designed to help teams and their leaders capitalize on what actually works when it comes to creative collaboration. Creative Conspiracy challenges managers to adopt an unconventional approach to leading teams that, done right, will lead to the creative success of every team—and every organization.

The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation

The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation
Author: Paul B. Paulus,Bernard A. Nijstad
Publsiher: Oxford Library of Psychology
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 0190648074
ISBN 13: 9780190648077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation Book Review:

Although creativity is often considered an individual ability or activity, innovation in teams and organizations involves collaboration of people with diverse perspectives, knowledge, and skills. The effective development of collaborative innovations and solutions to problems is critical to the success of teams and organizations, but research has also demonstrated many factors which tend to limit the effectiveness of collaborative innovation of groups and teams. This volume highlights recent theoretical, empirical, and practical developments that provide a solid basis for the practice of collaborative innovation and future research. It draws from a broad range of research perspectives including cognition, social influence, groups, teams, creativity, communication, networks, information systems, organizational psychology, engineering, computer science, and the arts. This volume is an important source of information for students, scholars, practitioners, and others interested in understanding the complexity of the group creative process and tapping the creative potential of groups and teams.

Putting Our Differences to Work

Putting Our Differences to Work
Author: Debbe Kennedy
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 1442970618
ISBN 13: 9781442970618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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