Creative Success in Teams

Author: Alexander S. McKay

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128203828

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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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
Creativity in Virtual Teams

Author: Jill Nemiro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787973360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 285

Creativity in Virtual Teams offers a well-researched and practical resource that outlines 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 building organizations and virtual teams—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.
Higher Creativity for Virtual Teams: Developing Platforms for Co-Creation

Author: MacGregor, Steven P.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599041315

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 614

"This book presents advanced research on the concept of creativity using virtual teams, demonstrating a specific focus and application for virtual teams. It presents tools, processes, and frameworks to advance the overall concept that leveraging ideas from different locations in an organization and within extended networks is based on creativity, which can deliver innovation"--Provided by publisher.
Current Topics in Management

Author: M. Afzalur Rahim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351524049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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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 Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation

Author: Michael A. Hitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190650254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 643

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.
Leadership in the Creative Industries

Author: Karen L. Mallia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119335795

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 361

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.
The Social Brain

Author: Sal Restivo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781666927061


Page: 235

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This book introduces the idea of the social brain networked in the world. The author's foundational thesis is that humans appear in evolution always, already, and everywhere social. We have social selves, social brains, and social genes.
Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2021

Author: Osvaldo Gervasi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030870133

Category: Computers

Page: 636

View: 331

​​The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 1588 submissions. The books cover such topics as multicore architectures, blockchain, mobile and wireless security, sensor networks, open source software, collaborative and social computing systems and tools, cryptography, applied mathematics human computer interaction, software design engineering, and others. Part IX of the set includes the proceedings of the following events: ​​13th International Symposium on Software Engineering Processes and Applications (SEPA 2021); International Workshop on Sustainability Performance Assessment: models, approaches and applications toward interdisciplinary and integrated solutions (SPA 2021).
The Manchester Method

Author: Tudor Rickards

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468957600

Category: Business & Economics


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Leaders We Deserve monographs are based on over a thousand posts originally published on the Leaders We Deserve blog over the period 2006-2015. The monographs explore a space between the scholarly style of the traditional textbook and the dynamism of the e-format. They offer the possibility of a learning community in which readers and authors are able to interact and influence the contents of the monographs. Each post is linked to theoretical ideas such as charismatic leadership, critical theory, discursive leadership, and corporate social responsibility. Many posts have been taught as mini-business cases within the Manchester Business School executive MBA programmes around the world. The topic of the first monograph which was published in 2015 is The Manchester Method, an approach to experiential learning which has been associated with Manchester Business School for several decades as a means of supporting business education. The monograph updates twelve posts from the perspectives of Business School tutors, leadership researchers and MBA executives. It provides a historical record of the roles played by educational pioneers Grigor McClelland and Reg Revans. Other topics covered include The Manchester Method as Social Networking, The Importance of Communities of Practice, and Creative Leadership and Team Effectiveness.
The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation

Author: Paul B. Paulus

Publisher: Oxford Library of Psychology

ISBN: 9780190648077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 330

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.
The Creative Curve

Author: Allen Gannett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753548752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 640

A great idea isn't a sudden light-bulb moment. It's taking something familiar and making it feel new. We’ve been told a lie about the nature of creativity. We're told stories about creative geniuses – the young Mozart who effortlessly overshadows the hardworking Salieri; Paul McCartney coming up with the tune for Yesterday in a dream one morning; JK Rowling finding inspiration for Harry Potter sitting on a train to London. What we aren’t told is the actual story behind such hits. In fact there is a science and method for mainstream success, whether writing a popular novel, starting a company or creating an effective marketing campaign, and in this book Allen Gannett – data wizard and successful entrepreneur – reveals the four laws of creativity that are proven to work. New ideas are surprising at first, and slowly become familiar as we get used to them. Allan Gannett reveals there’s a sweet spot between what feels familiar and safe to us, and what is innovative and new: the point of optimal tension between safety and surprise, similarity and difference. The people we think of as creative geniuses are people who understand this sweet spot instinctively; they know what people find familiar and reassuring, and they find ways to reinvent it fresh. Packed with stories and insights ranging from the team behind Dear Evan Hansen to the founder of Reddit, from the Chief Content Officer of Netflix to Michelin starred chefs, The Creative Curve will help you spend less time on ideas destined to fail and more time on ideas that really break out. This book is for everyone, whether you’re a business leader, a creative artist or a budding entrepreneur – and will teach you the secret to conceiving great ideas that can achieve major success.
Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the Future of Competence at Work

Author: Jon-Arild Johannessen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000283501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 746

Artificial intelligence and the autonomous robots of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will render certain jobs and competences obsolete but will also create new roles, which in turn require new sets of skills. They will also transform how we produce, distribute and consume, as well as how we think. Rather than a linear understanding of evolutionary processes, we will develop a more interactive and circular interpretation. This book offers a unique and holistic perspective on the future of work in the context of industry 4.0. It discusses the globalization of capital markets, how artificial intelligence can help organizations to be more competitive and the new role of leadership in this technological landscape. The author argues that there are four categories of competences, which will be required in order to maintain the relevance of human skills and expertise in the innovation economy. The new jobs that come into being will lend themselves to a particular set of skills. General competences will be necessary for roles involving the 4Cs of communication, creativity, collaboration and change. Specific or STEM competences will be called for across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors. Human competences will lend themselves to positions comprising the SELC framework of social, emotional, leadership and cultural skills. Critical or REVE competences will be in demand for roles embracing reflection, ethics, values and the environment. The book provides a human-centric view of the current technological advancements of artificial intelligence and robotics and offers a positive outlook for human actors seeking continued relevance. It will appeal to scholars and students of the innovation economy, the knowledge society and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.