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

Paperback | September 2, 2009

byDr. Charles Prather

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Unleash your employees’ hidden talent for innovationand creativity—the 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 Teams explains 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 innovation

    Use Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams to 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

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Unleash your employees’ hidden talent for innovationand creativity—the 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 Creativit...

Charles Prather, Ph.D., is president of Bottom Line Innovation Associates, Inc., a firm that helps organizations develop innovation as a core competency.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.52 inPublished:September 2, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071627979

ISBN - 13:9780071627979

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Table of Contents

1. The Innovation Organization
2. Innovation 101
3. Creative Thinking
4. Thinking "Out of the Box"
5. Process of Innovative Problem-solving
6. Developing the overarching Challenge Statement
7. Defining the "Right" Problem
8. Generate Specific and Actionable Ideas
9. Convergence: Selecting the Best Ideas
10. Implementation Planning
11. For Leaders Only: The Four Tasks of Leaders of Innovation
12. Getting the Right People in the Right Jobs