Unlocking Creativity

How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets
Standards Information Network (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 31. Dezember 2018
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  • 208 Seiten
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978-1-119-54576-7 (ISBN)
Tear down the obstacles to creative innovation in your organization Unlocking Creativity is an exploration of the creative process and how organizations can clear the way for innovation. In many organizations, creative individuals face stubborn resistance to new ideas. Managers and executives oftentimes reject innovation and unconventional approaches due to misplaced allegiance to the status quo. Questioning established practices or challenging prevailing sentiments is frequently met with stiff resistance. In this climate of stifled creativity and inflexible adherence to conventional wisdom, potentially game-changing ideas are dismissed outright. Senior leaders claim to value creativity, yet often lack the knowledge to provide a creative framework. Unlocking Creativity offers effective methods and real-world examples of how the most successful organizations create cultures of innovation and experimentation. Best-selling author and scholar Michael Roberto presents a thorough investigation of organizational obstacles to creative thought. Highly relevant to the growth crises many enterprises face in today's economic landscape, this book examines how to break barriers to spark creativity and foster new ideas. This insightful and informative work allows business executives, senior managers, and organization leaders to: * Recognize the six organizational mindsets that impede creativity and innovation * Learn how to tear down the barriers that obstruct the creative process * Create an environment that allows talented people to thrive * Encourage creative collaboration in teams throughout an organization Leaders do not have to conceive innovative ideas, but rather open the path for curious and creative employees within their organization. Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions aids organizations in removing obstacles to the creative process and helps to form an atmosphere of imagination and innovation.
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MICHAEL A. ROBERTO became Director of the Center for Program Innovation at Bryant University after serving six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. Professor Roberto has written over 30 case studies used in business schools, including the bestselling Everest Leadership and Team simulation and an award-winning multimedia case about the Columbia space shuttle disaster. He has published two books, including the business bestseller, Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for An Answer. Professor Roberto received his doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2000.
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 1 The Resistance to New Ideas
  • Closed-Minded Experts
  • Double Talk on Creativity
  • Creativity Bias
  • The Dire Need for Creativity
  • The Person versus the Situation
  • The Six Mindsets
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 2 The Linear Mindset
  • Linear Thinking
  • A Sanding Block, Deodorant Stick, and Butter Dish
  • Design Thinking Flourishes
  • Da Vinci: An Early Design Thinker
  • Rough Sailing in Corporate Waters
  • We Hate to Iterate
  • Spaghetti and Marshmallows
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 3 The Benchmarking Mindset
  • Learning from the Best
  • The Benchmarking Curse
  • Dave Grohl's Inspiration
  • Fixation and Water Jars
  • Look to the Outside!
  • Define Substitutes Broadly
  • Taking the Leap
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 4 The Prediction Mindset
  • Nobody Knows Anything
  • A Dart-Throwing Chimpanzee
  • The Need for Control
  • Moving the Needle
  • Growth and Expectations in the Magic Kingdom
  • Niche versus Blockbuster
  • Time to Ripen
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 5 The Structural Mindset
  • Does Hierarchy Help or Hurt?
  • The Obsession with Reorganizations
  • Shaping Team Climate
  • Establishing Ground Rules
  • Designing the Work
  • Stop Searching for a Panacea
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 6 The Focus Mindset
  • The War Room at Google Ventures
  • The Dangers of Multitasking
  • When the Tank Runs Dry
  • Psychological Distance
  • Social Distance
  • Physical and Cultural Distance
  • Temporal Distance
  • Focus + Distance
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 7 The Naysayer Mindset
  • The Devil's Advocate
  • Creativity Killer?
  • Who Plays the Devil's Advocate?
  • When Should We Play the Devil's Advocate?
  • How Should We Play the Devil's Advocate?
  • Do You Create Anything?
  • Endnotes
  • Chapter 8 Leader as Teacher
  • Stirring the Brain
  • Encourage Questions
  • Let Them Answer
  • Share Failure Stories
  • Celebrate Mistakes
  • Empathize Genuinely
  • Make Them Believe
  • Introduce Novelty
  • The Leader's Greatest Reward
  • Endnotes
  • Resources
  • Case Studies
  • Simulations
  • Toolkits and Handbooks
  • Articles
  • TED Talks
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Index
  • EULA

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