Creativity at Work: Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 10, 2002 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
0 Reviews
Although many leaders acknowledge and invest in creativity, we seldom see it hold a credible place in the business development process. Creativity at Work takes a practical approach to creativity, showing how to select practices to produce results and add value. The authors explain how to:
  • Understand the creative preferences of organizations, departments, work groups, and individuals
  • Identify and compare the different creativity profiles that describe specific purposes, practices, and people
  • Produce the desired results by developing the right practices
  • Blend creativity practices to meet the complex needs that characterize most work situations to develop required creative abilities in a team and in oneself
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 1 The Creativity Map Discovering Your Best Practices for Creativity at Work
1
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 2 Assessing Your Creativity Situation Mapping Where You Are and Where You Need to...
21
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 3 Imagine Practices Breakthrough Creativity Through JumpStarting and Forecasting
55
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 4 Invest Practices Profitable Creativity Through Partnering and Portfolios
81
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 5 Improve Practices Incremental Creativity Through Modular Design and Development ...
111
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 6 Incubate Practices Sustainable Creativity Through Talent Scouting and Idea Spaces
139
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen 7 Putting It Together Guiding Managing and Integrating Creativity
167
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen Notes
195
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen Additional Resources and Readings
205
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen The Authors
213
Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen Index
215
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2002)

Jeff DeGraff is professor of executive education at the University of Michigan Business School, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation and change leadership, strategy, and organizational development. A founding partner of the Wholonics Leadership Group, a consulting firm specializing in value creation through innovation and change, he has consulted, taught, and lectured at leading firms around the world.
Katherine A. Lawrence is currently completing a Ph.D. in organizational behavior at the University of Michigan Business School. Her research interests include creativity, improvisation, managerial initiative, and learning, inspired by past work experience in filmmaking and educational technology.

Bibliographic information