Handbook of Organizational Creativity is designed to explain creativity and innovation in organizations. This handbook contains 28 chapters dedicated to particularly complex phenomena, all written by leading experts in the field of organizational creativity. The format of the book follows the multi-level structure of creativity in organizations where creativity takes place at the individual level, the group level, and the organizational level. Beyond just theoretical frameworks, applications and interventions are also emphasized. This topic will be of particular interest to managers of creative personnel, and managers that see the potential benefit of creativity to their organizations.
*Information is presented in a manner such that students, researchers, and managers alike should have much to gain from the present handbook *Variables such as idea generation, affect, personality, expertise, teams, leadership, and planning, among many others, are discussed *Specific practical interventions are discussed that involve training, development, rewards, and organizational development *Provides a summary of the field's history, the current state of the field, as well as viable directions for future research
A) Introduction ??1.Creativity in Organizations: Importance and Approaches ??2. Organizations and Creativity: Trends in Research, Status of Education and Practice, Agenda for the Future ??3.Methods in Creativity Research: Multiple Approaches, Multiple Levels ??4. Fields, Domains, and Individuals ??5. Creativity in Organizations: Facilitators and Inhibitors ??
B) Individual Level Influences ????6. Abilities ??7. The Expert Performance Approach and Deliberate Practice: Some Potential Implications for Studying Creative Performance in Organizations ??8. Problem Solving ??9. Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation: Cognitive Skills and Deliberate Practices ??10. The Emotive Roots of Creativity: Basic and Applied Issues on Affect and Motivation ??11. Personality ??12. Fostering individual creativity through organizational context: A review of recent?? research and recommendations for organizational leaders ??
C) Group Level Influences ??13. Team Creativity and Innovation: The Effect of Group Composition, Social Processes, and Cognition ??14. Collaborative Creativity-Group Creativity and Team Innovation ??15. Creativity and Innovation: The Role of Team and Organizational Climate ??16. Creativity and Work Context ??17. Project Management of Innovative Teams ??18. Leadership of Creativity: Entity-Based, Relational, and Complexity Perspectives ??
D) Organizational Level Influences ??19. Organizational Structure and Innovation Revisited: From Organic To Ambidextrous Structurere ??20. Planning for Innovation:?? A Process Oriented Perspective ??21. Organizational Learning, Knowledge Management and Creativity ??22. Organizing for Change, Innovation, and Creativity ??
E) Interventions ??23. Careers of the Creatives: Creating and Managing the Canvas ??24. Can Reward Systems Influence the Creative Individual? ??25. Performance management: Appraising performance, providing feedback, and?? developing for creativity ??26. Organizational Development ?? F) Conclusions ??27. Creativity in Organizations: Conclusions ??
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th October 2011