The Manager's Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Unleash your employees' hidden talent for innovationand creativitythe key to organizational success!For any organization competing today, nothing is more important than building teams ofcreative thinkers and problem solvers. With practical, simple-to-implement leadershiptechniques,Manager's Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teamsexplains howyou 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 innovationUseManager's Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teamsto generate betterbusiness ideas, create a more compelling workplace, and lead your company well into thetwenty-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 theseinnovative 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

Author Biography

Charles Prather, Ph.D., is.president of Bottom Line Innovation Associates, Inc.,.a firm that helps organizations develop innovation as.a core competency.

Table of Contents

The Innovation Organization
Innovation 101
Creative Thinking
Thinking 'Out of the Box'
Process of Innovative Problem-solving
Developing the overarching Challenge Statement
Defining the 'Right' Problem
Generate Specific and Actionable Ideas
Convergence: Selecting the Best Ideas
Implementation Planning
For Leaders Only: The Four Tasks of Leaders of Innovation
Getting the Right People in the Right Jobs
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