By not capitalizing on the ingenious creations by Sam Jenkins and Carol Velez, CoolBurst missed the mark of the changing needs of its current and potential customers, and lost some of its market share to competitors.
Each offers authoritative answers to the most important questions concerning its specific subject. Each volume is indeed "a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience.
Although I think those who have only recently embarked on a business career will derive the greatest benefit, the material is well-worth a periodic Enhancing creativity enriching the organization and by senior-level executives.
In this volume, Richard Luecke assembles cutting edge thinking about managing creativity and innovation, ably assisted subject adviser Ralph Katz, a professor at Northeastern University's College of Business and in the Management of Technology Group of M.
They have carefully organized the material within these eight chapters: Idea Generation Opening the Genie's Bottle 4. Enhancing Creativity Enriching the Organization and Workplace 8. If you need assistance with mastering essentials in only one of these areas, I urge you to purchase a copy of this book ASAP.
Luecke is an uncommonly clear thinker and writer. Thoughtfully, he provides a "Summing Up" section at the end of each chapter to facilitate a review of key points. There are four other books which I also presume to recommend highly, all of which are available in a paperbound edition.
First, Michael Michalko's Cracking Creativity in which he explains how to use various strategies to overcome "crack" barriers to human creativity: As is also true of each of the others in the Harvard Business Essentials series, this volume is essentially a primer on cutting-edge thinking about an especially important business subject.
Yes, much of the material is generic. No, it doesn't offer a cohesive, comprehensive, and cost-effective system for managing creativity and innovation.
However, any one of the eight chapters all by itself is worth far more than the cost of this book.
Obviously, I highly recommend it. In fact, I think every decision-maker should read all of the volumes in the Harvard Business Essentials series and then re-visit relevant portions in them previously highlighted, of course on an as-needed basis.
Valasek on Jul 07, This text serves as a good, basic introduction to the concept of idea management. It is discussed from a higher level and can help some organizations set up a basic framework for identifying and implementing new ideas. It would be most helpful to those leaders and managers who do not find themselves that creative and need some assistance identifying who is creative and how to best tap into those resources.
One area of weakness was that the book did not discuss implementation problems to the degree that is necessary for most organizations.
This is the one area that generally troubles organizations the most. It did provide a basic framework, but little concerning the integration issues including; adapting to the current structure, organizational development, and cultural transformation, to name a few.
Great entry book for the novice, good tool for the pro By Jimd on Feb 04, Our company is a series of smaller succesful companies bought by a multibillion dollar equity firm.
Originally the firm did not concern itself with day-to-day operations, as long as each individual firm produce and meet profit margins. But each company belonged to the same niche industry. Using this book as a means of understanding; I have managed to turn these unique entities into a cohesive team.
We have book reading assignments to augment our understanding, and I require this book as one of the baseline required readings. It deals simply and straightforward with innovation. It talks specifically about incremental change and radical change that is possible, and the risks and rewards for each.
It details analytical tools to evaluate each opportunity and determine which make sense to go foward with.
It gives the neophyte the proper skill set to deal with managers who are interested in Return on Investment and Time Value of Money. I have a PhD in Thermodynamics, 2 masters degrees Chemistry and Mathmatics but I had a hard time talking Money with bean counters and really; a multi-billion dollar equity firm is all about the bean counters.
I can talk to the bean counters now, and so can my team -we can see and work within the trends and anayltical tools that these guys use. This has given us focus on those items that we can get funded. All in all a great primer.Crafting teams of creative people is an essential first step toward enhancing creativity.
Equally important is making the workplace conducive to creative thinking and providing support to those with innovative thoughts. Packed with practical information designed for business readers and managers at all levels, this essential volume offers insights on managing creativity in groups, developing creative conflict, and using technology to help foster innovation.
Creativity, the production of new and useful ideas by individuals or teams, can appear in many forms and many functions within firms of all kinds--from entrepreneurial start-ups to well. Creativity in the curriculum A school with creativity at the heart of the learning process will benefit by increasing the motivation of staff and pupils, says former head, Dave Weston.
complementary skills together: in forums, brown-bag lunches, workshops, Strive for alignment.–Make sure that the goals of the organization you work for are consonant with your most cherished values. chapter 7: enhancing creativity: enriching the organization and workplace.
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