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Creativity Management and Time Pressure


There is a pervasive belief that time pressure stimulates creativity. This is both true and false.

Creativity Management and Behaviour


What behaviour maximises the chances of thinking of great ideas? What behaviour maximises the ability to nurture ideas until they begin to reveal their potential?To begin answering the above questions we will briefly explore five areas:a) Creativity versus innovation. It is correct that the above questions are separated, as they refer to two distinct disciplines - defining problems and generating ideas (creativity) and selecting those ideas, developing and then commercialising them (innovation).

Innovation Management - idea selection and valuation issues


Innovation is different and distinct from creativity in that it is idea selection, development and commercialisation as opposed to creativity, which is problem identification and idea generation. The core issue with innovation management is, therefore, how to select those ideas that are most likely to succeed?Ideas have to pass though an idea funnel as most organizations lack the resources to try out all their good ideas.

Creativity and Innovation Directors, Consultants and Managers


Creativity and Innovation is essential for competitive advantage, yet the role of Creativity and Innovation Manager is often not viewed as essential. Organizations without such a role will simply not perform as competitively as their rivals.

Lateral Thinking, Logical Thinking, Applied Creativity


Certain processes enhance creative output and others enhance innovative output. Defining creativity as problem identification and idea generation and innovation as idea selection, development and commercialisation, this article will tackle stages two and three using the three-stage process of lateral thinking, logical thinking and applied creativity.

Success at Work : People Skills : Dealing with New Ideas


Re-organizing, re-engineering, re-training, down-sizing, outsourcing, changing-changing-changing. Organizations today think they need to be constantly changing or they will perish.

Boost Your Leadership Skills Simply By Answering The Question, What Does Our Organization Really...


The difference between leaders is ears. Good leaders not only ask good questions, but they actually listen to the answers.

3 Keys to Being a Fearless Executive


In my work with business executives, I have come to the conclusion that most individuals in positions of influence got there accidentally. This may sound harsh to those of you in the business world reading this article, but the truth CAN be harsh, much like the medicine our mothers gave us as young children.

Appraisal Systems - Not Living Up to Their Objectives


Almost, if not all organisations have them, they've been around for a very long time and some organisations swear by them, however on the whole the average appraisal system fails to live up to the expectations of the organisation and often they can cause more trouble than they are worth."So, minister, here we are at the end of your government and the record doesn't look to good, crime is up, hospital care down, the economy still shaky and poor public services.

An Honest Look at Your Business


There is a difference between being comfortable and being in apathy.It is very comfortable to have a smooth running organization when you have a team that knows what to do and does it.

Temporary Employees and Operational Problems; Your Use of Temps Might Reveal Warning Signs


A recent Washington Post article, described the life of temporary employees working at an automobile plant in Kentucky. Working at a fraction of what permanent employees make at the plant, some employees had been working as temps for extended periods, as long as three or four years, when early indications had been they would be permanent within six to 12 months.

Relationship Building - 5 Tips and 5 Questions


And is isn't hard - it's more about focusing on people, who they are and what interests them. And that's just where you spend your time.

Blame Culture Blues - How the Language of Blame Manifests Organisational Underperformance


If you have ever worked within a large organisation then you are sure to have heard the term 'we will not have a blame culture' at some point. However the sheer fact that this statement can be made is an indication that a blame culture already exists.

Creative and Innovative Culture, Change Management - Three Easy Tests


Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation and innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation. From this simple definition, it is clear that certain cultural characteristics ought to be prevalent if creativity and innovation are to be maximised.

What is Knowledge Management Anyway?


When you think of all the things companies have, you do not always consider the knowledge they have. For instance, a company is only as good as its employees, its resources, and its knowledge.

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