This critical introduction discusses the origins of creativity, group approaches to innovation, managing innovative teams and how to manage organizations. By understanding the psychological principles, theories and techniques applied in these areas, managers can improve organizational strategies and their responses to change. In addition to managers and HR professionals, students of management and occupational psychology at undergraduate and MBA level will benefit from the clear and concise coverage of this important topic.
|Publisher:||Cengage Learning EMEA Higher Education|
|Product dimensions:||6.34(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Neil J Anderson is a professor in the MA TESOL program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has worked in Intensive English programs at Brigham Young University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Ohio University. He worked as the Program Associate for Measurement and Evaluation for the Overseas Refugee Training Program in Southeast Asia for the Center for Applied Linguistics. He spent one year on sabbatical as Visiting Professor at a university in Costa Rica. From 2001-2002 he served as President of TESOL. He is the author of National Geographic Learning's Active Skills for Reading series.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Enhancing Creativity at Work. 3. Psychological Approaches to Creativity. 4. Group Processes and Innovation. 5. The Antecedents of Organizational Innovation. 6. The Innovation Process. 7. Organization Development. 8. Resistance to Change. 9. Future Directions for Practice and Research. Bibliography. Index.