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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349509089
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 03/20/2003
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

CHRIS HARRIS has been working for the last twenty years as Programme Director, Concept Innovator and Consultant in the telecommunication, media, and aerospace industries at companies such as GEC, GTE, Rockwell-Collins and Boeing. He specializes in complex systems innovation and new product development performance. He is the author of Hyperinnovation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and is developing his own company, House of Innovation.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: THE DYNAMICS OF INNOVATION The Unique Nature of Innovation The Unique Nature of Innovation Teams PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF BUILDING INNOVATION TEAMS The Brain, Learnt Behaviours, and Human Interaction The Creative Individual and the Innovation Team Developing an Innovation Team's Whole Mind "Live" Team Talk and Collaborative Learning The Need for Precipitant Innovation Team Values The Need for High Performance Goals and Metrics Organising Innovation Teams Leading Innovation Teams Team Compensation Systems PART III: INNOVATION TEAM BUILDING STRATEGIES AND TOOLS Profiling and Selecting Team Members Becoming an Innovation Team Accelerating Innovation Team Performance

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