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Owens, David A
Creative people must be stopped : six ways we kill innovation (without even trying) / David A Owens
Alternate Title Six ways we kill innovation (without even trying)
1st ed
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HD53 .O94 2012    DUE 09-18-14 OFF CAMPUS
Subject(s) Creative ability in business
Organizational change
Technological innovations
Physical Description vi, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index
Summary "A framework for overcoming the six types of innovation killersEverybody wants innovation--or do they? Creative People Must Be Stopped shows how individuals and organizations sabotage their own best intentions to encourage "outside the box" thinking. It shows that the antidote to this self-defeating behavior is to identify which of the six major types of constraints are hindering innovation: individual, group, organizational, industry-wide, societal, or technological. Once innovators and other leaders understand exactly which constraints are working against them and how to overcome them, they can create conditions that foster innovation instead of stopping it in its tracks. The author's model of constraints on innovation integrates insights from the vast literature on innovation with his own observations of hundreds of organizations. The book is filled with assessments, tools, and real-world examples. The author's research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on Fox News and on NPR's Marketplace Includes illustrative examples from leading organizations Offers a practical guide for bringing new ideas to fruition even within a previously rigid organizational culture This book gives people in organizations the conceptual framework and practical information they need to innovate successfully"--Provided by publisher

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