'The book is an accessible source of key writings and it will be of interest to practising managers and students of organizational behaviour' - The Occupational Psychologist
'Fascinating reading and very relevant to managing change and the needs of the decades ahead' - Long Range Planning
'Excellent collection of articles examining the nature of creativity and how it relates to various management issues from a wide variety of perspectives. Especially noteworthy are the contributions from Gareth Morgan (author of Images of Organization), Michael Mc Caskey and Peter Drucker. Recommended for anyone with an interest in problem solving, organization
Jane Henry is a senior lecturer and applied psychologist at the Open University. She is the editor of the Creative Management and Managing Innovation and Change Readers, also published by SAGE and now in their second edition.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: PERCEPTION CREATIVITY How to Kill Creativity - Teresa Amabile A Systems Perspective on Creativity - Milhaly Csikszentmihalyi COGNITION The Innovative Mind - Guy Claxton Becoming Smarter by Thinking Less Creativity and Problem Solving - Geir Kauffman Organizational Knowledge Creation - Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi PERCEPTION Ten Ideas Designed to Rile Everyone Who Cares About Management - Henry Mintzberg The Theory Behind the Practice - Gareth Morgan Metaphor and the Evolution of the Living Organization - Gerrit Boekstra PART TWO: STYLE EMOTION What Makes a Leader - Daniel Coleman Psychodynamics, Psychoanalysis and Organizations - Yiannis Gabriel STYLE State of the Art - Sarah Hampson Personality The Big Five and Myers-Briggs - Rowan Bayne Adaptors and Innovators - Michael J Kirton Why New Initiatives Get Blocked LEARNING Learning and Change Through Action Research - Peter Reason Empowerment - Chris Argyris The Emperor's New Clothes Informal Networks - David Krackhardt and Jeffrey R Hanson The Company Behind the Chart PART THREE: DEVELOPMENT CULTURE Why My Former Employees Still Work for Me - Richard Semler Technology, Networks and Social Capital - Francis Fukuyama RESPONSIBILITY The Citizen Company - Charles Handy From Spare Change to Real Change - Rosabeth Moss Kanter SUSTAINABILITY A Road Map For Natural Capitalism - A B Lovins, L Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken Monocultures of the Mind - Vandana Shiva