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.
Show Biz from the Back Row
Trumpeter Bill Peterson played in the bands backing many of the great names in entertainment such as Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Sid Caesar and Barbra Streisand. He also became president of the Musicians' Union Local 47 in Los Angeles. In one capacity or the other, he worked with a long list of famous people, and has stories to tell about all…
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.