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Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration by Paul B. Paulus,Bernard A. Nijstad

By Paul B. Paulus,Bernard A. Nijstad

Creativity usually results in the advance of unique rules which are beneficial or influential, and conserving creativity is essential for the ongoing improvement of companies particularly and society normally. such a lot learn and writing has inquisitive about person creativity. but, in recent times there was an expanding acknowledgment of the significance of the social and contextual elements in creativity. regardless of the knowledge explosion and the growing to be necessity for specialization, the improvement of techniques nonetheless calls for crew interplay at quite a few levels within the artistic technique. such a lot agencies more and more depend on the paintings of inventive groups the place each one person is a professional in a specific region. This quantity summarizes the fascinating new study advancements at the strategies taken with crew creativity and innovation, and explores the connection among workforce procedures, crew context, and creativity. It attracts from a extensive diversity of analysis views, together with these investigating cognition, teams, creativity, info platforms, and organizational psychology. those assorted views were introduced jointly in a single quantity which will concentration cognizance in this constructing literature and its implications for conception and application.

The chapters during this quantity are equipped into sections. the 1st specializes in how crew selection making is tormented by elements akin to cognitive fixation and adaptability, crew variety, minority dissent, crew decision-making, brainstorming, and team help structures. distinct recognition is dedicated to some of the procedures and prerequisites which may inhibit or facilitate workforce creativity. the second one part explores how a variety of contextual and environmental components impact the artistic techniques of teams. The chapters discover problems with staff autonomy, crew socialization, mentoring, workforce innovation, wisdom move, and creativity on the point of cultures and societies. The learn provided during this part makes it transparent complete knowing of workforce creativity can't be finished with out sufficient cognizance to the gang atmosphere. will probably be an invaluable resource of knowledge for students, practitioners, and scholars wishing to appreciate and facilitate team creativity.

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