Building Innovative Teams

Building Innovative Teams

by C. Harris
     
 

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Innovation is critical for securing competitive advantage and achieving business success. Yet, for many organisations it remains elusive. This book adopts a unique approach to innovation by focussing on how teams may deliver innovations capable of transforming their company's performance. The book starts with the dynamics of innovation and explores the creative

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Innovation is critical for securing competitive advantage and achieving business success. Yet, for many organisations it remains elusive. This book adopts a unique approach to innovation by focussing on how teams may deliver innovations capable of transforming their company's performance. The book starts with the dynamics of innovation and explores the creative processes. It moves onto examine how teams can collaborate to create innovative team values and also shows how a company can organise and lead innovative teams. Finally, including many exercises, the book shows how to design innovative team programmes and measure performance.

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'Chris Harris's new book fills an important gap in the library of creativity and innovation. Some books focus on the individual, and provide guidance on how individuals can enhance their personal, creative skills; others focus on the organisation, and relate how you have to get the reward structure, role models, the resource allocation system and all the rest in harmony with the corporate goal of innovation. Building Innovative Teams looks at that oh-so-important and practical middle ground - how groups of individuals can be moulded into high performing teams, with innovation as their key agenda. Written in a highly readable, pacy style, Building Innovative Teams offers great insights into something we all strive to do, and provides much pragmatic advice as to how to do it.' - Dennis Sherwood, former Vice President of SIR Consulting; distinguished fellow of the Sloan Management School at MIT; CEO of SilverBullet Machine Manufacturing Ltd; and author of Smart Things to Know about Innovation and Creativity and Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

'This is an impressive book by any standards and I for one have very much appreciated that Harris has chosen to share his methodologies...I have read the book three times, such is the level of richness and guidance provided, and each time I pick it up I get new insights. I strongly recommend Building Innovative Teams.' - Robin Campbell, Journal of Management Development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403903860
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

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Chris Harris is Director, House of Innovation.

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