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

Leading Creative Teams

Leading Creative Teams
Author: Eleazar Hernández
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 1484220560
ISBN 13: 9781484220566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Creative Teams Book Review:

Learn the skills you must master to assume leadership roles—creative directors, art directors, and advertising managers—on creative teams and in integrated branding campaigns for corporate clients. This book compares and contrasts the skill sets and responsibilities of creatives with those of managers who direct creative teams. Technical competence in the creative arts is a necessary but not sufficient prerequisite for promotion to and success in positions directing creative teams. Business, management, and communication skills are equally necessary. Leading Creative Teams reviews the business metrics that the manager of a creative team must be able to manipulate and present persuasively to the organization to prove that the team’s creative excellence delivers superior ROI. Award-winning designer and veteran creative director Eleazar Hernández walks you through the creative manager’s skill sets—technical, business, management, and communication. He covers the techniques and tools common to the direction of creative teams in all industries: brainstorming, creative exploration and visual communication tools, internal and client presentations, critiquing, mentoring, and copywriting. Hernández shows how creative directors can apply management and leadership skill sets to different kinds of creative teams found across interactive, graphic design and advertising industries and how they orchestrate methods among team members. He details how creative teams vary in their concepts and principles, composition, objectives, and processes according to their specific industries and project requirements. And he shows you how to shape your career trajectories toward creative management roles in your chosen field. Leading Creative Teams features information on the processes and best practices for ideating, developing, and directing advertising campaigns, graphic design projects, :30 TV spot and :30 radio spots. Drawing on interviews with top creative directors, art directors, and advertising managers, the author explores how the roles of creative team managers are evolving in response to changing technologies and business models. What You'll Learn Learn the technical, business, and management skill sets of creative management Lead and orchestrate teams of creatives Discover tips, tricks, and techniques for creative direction of web, broadcast, and print projects Shape your career trajectory toward creative management Learn the dos and don’ts of creative presentations Who This Book Is For Mid-level and junior creatives—graphic designers, web designers, copywriters, and artists—and ad students who seek information on the specific skills, experience, and credentials they need to qualify for promotion to creative management. The secondary readership is creative directors, art directors, and advertising managers who lead web interactive, design, and advertising creative teams and who develop and direct integrated branding campaigns for corporate clients.

Handbook for Creative Team Leaders

Handbook for Creative Team Leaders
Author: Tudor Rickards,Susan Moger
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780566080517
ISBN 13: 0566080516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Creative Team Leaders Book Review:

Part I sets out the principles that underlie team performance. Part II shows how to train teams to become more creative. Finally, in Part III, the authors demonstrate their ideas in action with real-life examples from a wide variety of organizational settings. They emphasize throughout the role of leadership in stimulating creativity and innovation, and they explain how to inject new dynamism into existing organizational systems and practices.

How to Launch a Team

How to Launch a Team
Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL),Kim Kanaga,Sonya Prestridge
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 111815519X
ISBN 13: 9781118155196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Launch a Team Book Review:

When an organization sponsors a team, it’s usually to address a challenge deemed essential to organizational success. Meeting that challenge might mean implementing new ways of working, entering new markets, or developing a new product. Teams can produce innovative solutions, but leading them toward that goal can be difficult. Getting the team off on the right foot is critical to its success. To launch a team in a way that increases its chance of success, managers and team leaders should pay attention to four critical points: setting purpose and direction, defining roles and responsibilities, designing procedures and practices, and building cooperation and relationships. Understanding and implementing these elements is key to a successful launch and, in the end, essential to a team’s achieving the organization’s goals.

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.

Creativity in Virtual Teams

Creativity in Virtual Teams
Author: Jill Nemiro,Mike Dulworth
Publsiher: Pfeiffer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2004-02-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000056413441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity in Virtual Teams Book Review:

Building Creativity in Your Virtual Teams Creativity in Virtual Teams is a well-researched and practical resource that offers a new model for attaining high levels of creativity in virtual working arrangements to anyone who designs, manages, or participates in virtual teams. Written by Jill E. Nemiro–an expert in organization and virtual team building–Creativity in Virtual Teams provides a valuable tool that takes you beyond mere theory. Within these pages, the author leads you through a series of diagnostic tools, questions for reflection, checklists, and exercises that will help you assess and develop the five key components–design, climate, resources, norms and protocols, and continual assessment and learning–that will foster creativity in your virtual teams. In addition, Creativity in Virtual Teams is filled with illustrative lessons learned from nine highly successful and innovative virtual teams. Praise for Creativity in Virtual Teams "Nemiro has done an impressive piece of research on this so far neglected area–creativity in virtual teams. If you manage or belong to a team that aspires to higher levels of creativity–and what team doesn’t–you’ll find this book invaluable, thought-provoking, and highly readable." –Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, authors of Virtual Teams "Having dealt with small to large virtual teams for over a decade, Dr. Nemiro’s book is the first book to provide a comprehensive, concise understanding of the dynamics and structure of virtual teams. A combination of theory and practical tools for all those either interested in establishing or bettering existing teams." –Patricia G. Flores, region account manager, Global Diversity Sourcing, Hewlett-Packard "Creativity in Virtual Teams is a must read for those who are working on or with virtual teams. It provides methods for continual assessment and learning in developing high levels of creativity in virtual teams. This book is an important resource for teams transitioning into this new way of working." –Nancy Sarti, manager, employee development, Southern California Edison "This is the first serious study of creativity in virtual teams. It offers a comprehensive framework and valuable assessment tools for putting the book’s lessons into practice in any organization." –Vijay Sathe, The Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University; author, Corporate Entrepreneurship

The Manager s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams

The Manager s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams
Author: Dr. Charles Prather
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-09-21
ISBN 10: 0071713476
ISBN 13: 9780071713474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manager s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams Book Review:

Unleash your employees’ hidden talent for innovation and creativity—the key to organizational success! For any organization competing today, nothing is more important than building teams of creative thinkers and problem solvers. With practical, simple-to-implement leadership techniques, Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams explains how you can Create an environment that gets people thinking creatively Align teams to work toward creative, original solutions Lead the charge toward a newly innovative organization Build a self-sustaining culture of innovation Use Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams to generate better business ideas, create a more compelling workplace, and lead your company well into the twenty-first century. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon Tactics and strategies for driving innovation and creativity within teams and organizations Insider tips for getting the most innovative and creative thinking from your teams Practical advice for building creative teams Warning signs when creating teams focused on innovation and creativity Stories and insights from the experiences of others Specific creative-thinking procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

How to Form a Team

How to Form a Team
Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL),Kim Kanaga,Michael E. Kossler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 1118155173
ISBN 13: 9781118155172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Form a Team Book Review:

Team success doesn’t start with results. It starts with the building of an effective team that can deliver on its promise. This book is for managers and leaders who have responsibility for the creation and success of teams. If you are a department head or project manager, or if you are the senior-level champion or sponsor of a proposed team, this guidebook will help you understand the five factors critical to building effective teams and show you how to use those factors to lay the groundwork for successful teams.

Herding Tigers

Herding Tigers
Author: Todd Henry
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 0735211728
ISBN 13: 9780735211728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herding Tigers Book Review:

A practical handbook for every manager charged with leading teams to creative brilliance, from the author of The Accidental Creative and Die Empty. Doing the work and leading the work are very different things. When you make the transition from maker to manager, you give ownership of projects to your team even though you could do them yourself better and faster. You're juggling expectations from your manager, who wants consistent, predictable output from an inherently unpredictable creative process. And you're managing the pushback from your team of brilliant, headstrong, and possibly overqualified creatives. Leading talented, creative people requires a different skill set than the one many management books offer. As a consultant to creative companies, Todd Henry knows firsthand what prevents creative leaders from guiding their teams to success, and in Herding Tigers he provides a bold new blueprint to help you be the leader your team needs. Learn to lead by influence instead of control. Discover how to create a stable culture that empowers your team to take bold creative risks. And learn how to fight to protect the time, energy, and resources they need to do their best work. Full of stories and practical advice, Herding Tigers will give you the confidence and the skills to foster an environment where clients, management, and employees have a product they can be proud of and a process that works.

Current Topics in Management

Current Topics in Management
Author: M. Afzalur Rahim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1351524046
ISBN 13: 9781351524049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Topics in Management Book Review:

As the series editor, M. Afzalur Rahim points out with justifiable pride, for the past fourteen years Current Topics in Management has provided high quality research and theory on management concerns at the international as well as national levels, and done so through with respect for the universality, collegiality and need for broad involvement. The present volume continues and expands on that tradition, and is predicated on the need for high level interactions between human motivation and organizational performance. While each essay is unique and can stand alone, the volume demonstrates a linkage in four major sections: organizational behavior and performance; strategy, structure, and performance; cognition, common sense, and effectiveness; and entrepreneurship as a whole. This makes possible a unique title for the volume as a whole: Organizational Behavior, Performance, and Effectiveness. This volume takes on innovative dimensions in its own right: the relationship between competence, performance and longevity in issues of social support networks and organizational turnover, the issue of competence destroying technologies that are engulfed by uncertainty, firm performance and cognitive differentiation of tasks, management premises and cellular organizations - both past and present, and wider issues of cognition in the performance of tasks and the design of enterprises. This is in short,i?1/2a cutting edge volume of potential wide use and interest in a variety of public and private managerial situations.

The Innovative Team

The Innovative Team
Author: Chris Grivas,Gerard Puccio
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN 10: 1118150848
ISBN 13: 9781118150849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovative Team Book Review:

New tools for tapping the creativity of teams and achievingbreakthrough results The Innovative Team is an engaging business fable thatreveals the impact our underlying work style preferences have onour teams and their results. The authors present a breakthroughthinking process for developing successful teams. They introduce auniquely effective set of tools built on FourSight, a measure ofproblem-solving preferences field-tested by top consultants, whichcan help anyone from professionals to novices solve problems andachieve performance breakthroughs. FourSight enables teams tounderstand their patterns of thinking and manage themselves moredeliberately toward accomplishing a goal. Written as a business fable that recounts the story of a team'sjourney from dysfunctional to high functioning Outlines a new and effective set of tools for enhanced teamperformance Details the four stages of a dynamic breakthrough thinkingprocess The Innovative Team offers a great resource formanagement and leadership development professionals, team leaders,and anyone interested in kick-starting innovation in theirworkplaces and lives.

Making Ideas Happen

Making Ideas Happen
Author: Scott Belsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN 10: 1101404353
ISBN 13: 9781101404355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Ideas Happen Book Review:

How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition again and again Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare. According to Scott Belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone willing to develop their organizational habits and leadership capability. That's why he founded Behance, a company that helps creative people and teams across industries develop these skills. Belsky has spent six years studying the habits of creative people and teams that are especially productive-the ones who make their ideas happen time and time again. After interviewing hundreds of successful creatives, he has compiled their most powerful-and often counterintuitive-practices, such as: •Generate ideas in moderation and kill ideas liberally •Prioritize through nagging •Encourage fighting within your team While many of us obsess about discovering great new ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.

Project Management Leadership

Project Management Leadership
Author: Rory Burke,Steve Barron
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-14
ISBN 10: 1118674014
ISBN 13: 9781118674017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Leadership Book Review:

Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.

Milieus of Creativity

Milieus of Creativity
Author: Peter Meusburger,Joachim Funke,Edgar Wunder
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2009-03-10
ISBN 10: 1402098774
ISBN 13: 9781402098772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milieus of Creativity Book Review:

Milieus of Creativity is the second volume in the book series Knowledge and Space. This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism? This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

Creativity Inc

Creativity  Inc
Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0307361195
ISBN 13: 9780307361196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Inc Book Review:

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. • Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change—it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publsiher: HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 141850825X
ISBN 13: 9781418508258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Book Review:

Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it "chemistry"? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build?or rebuild?your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how: The Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world. The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel across the country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one web-based company to keep growing and make money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you?whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit vollunteer?with the "how-tos" and attitudes for building a successful team.

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Team Science
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 0309316855
ISBN 13: 9780309316859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science Book Review:

The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward collaborative research, referred to as "team science." Scientific research is increasingly conducted by small teams and larger groups rather than individual investigators, but the challenges of collaboration can slow these teams' progress in achieving their scientific goals. How does a team-based approach work, and how can universities and research institutions support teams? Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups. It also examines institutional and organizational structures and policies to support science teams and identifies areas where further research is needed to help science teams and groups achieve their scientific and translational goals. This report offers major public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers, as well as recommendations for individual scientists, disciplinary associations, and research universities. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science will be of interest to university research administrators, team science leaders, science faculty, and graduate and postdoctoral students.

Creativity and Leadership in Science Technology and Innovation

Creativity and Leadership in Science  Technology  and Innovation
Author: Sven Hemlin,Carl Martin Allwood,Ben Martin,Michael D. Mumford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 1135048835
ISBN 13: 9781135048839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Leadership in Science Technology and Innovation Book Review:

Leadership is vital to creativity and successful innovation in groups and organizations; leadership is however seldom studied in the academic literature as a creativity driver. One reason for the lack of attention paid to leadership’s effect on creativity may be the common belief that creativity cannot and should not be managed. Creative individuals and groups are regarded as, and indeed often are, autonomous and self-driving. From this belief the erroneous conclusion is drawn that there is no need for leadership in creative environments and situations. The better conclusion, proposed by this book, is that leadership not only stimulates creativity, but that such a leadership in the science, technology, and innovation fields should specifically possess at least two features: a) expertise in the field(s), and b) an ability to create, support, and encourage individuals, groups, and creative knowledge environments. A number of specialist authors in this volume offer original theoretical, empirical, and applied chapters that elucidate how to better organize and lead creative efforts in science, technology, and innovation. A number of important research questions are raised and answered, including: What kinds of leaderships are needed at different levels of S&T organizations for a creative output? What social and cognitive abilities and skills are needed for leadership in creative environments? How does leadership vary with different phases of the creative process? This book offers concrete analysis of how leaders and managers can facilitate, promote, and organize for creative performance in science, technology, and in innovating organizations, making it required reading for academic and industrial research leaders, scientists, and engineers.

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.

Creativity and Innovation in Organizations

Creativity and Innovation in Organizations
Author: Michael D. Mumford,E. Michelle Todd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 1351755544
ISBN 13: 9781351755542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Innovation in Organizations Book Review:

This volume presents a distinctly multilevel perspective on creativity and innovation that considers individual-level, team-level, and firm-level factors. In illustrating these factors, this volume presents both theoretical and practical implications to guide researchers and practitioners alike in the continued study and advancement of creativity and innovation in organizations. Chapter authors not only discuss the abilities, personality, and motivational attributes that contribute to employee creativity, but they also address the impact of leadership and climate on creative performance in teams. Subsequently, firm-level influences such as planning, learning, strategy, and professions that influence the success of creative and innovative efforts are examined. With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, this book offers a comprehensive review of creativity and innovation to assist researchers and practitioners in their quests to understand and improve organizational creativity and innovation. This is an essential resource for scholars, researchers, or graduate students interested in creativity, innovation, and organizational behavior.