The Agile Innovation Framework

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Author: Frank Schultheiss

The Agile Innovation Framework is a system for the structured development of innovations. The goal of the innovations discussed here is always market success and exploitation. Since about 85% of innovation activities are repetitive, some structure to innovation is clearly required. A well defined and implemented innovation process provides this basic structure or framework for establishing an innovation capability within an enterprise (Du Preez et al., 2006).

Sixth generation innovation model: description of a success model

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José Carlos Barbieri, Antonio Carlos, Teixeira Álvares

The purpose of this paper is to present an innovation model to enable implementation of a policy of innovation on a continuous basis. Literature has presented a range of innovation models that reflects its growing importance to countries and organizations, especially business enterprises. An innovation model comprises a group of principles, regulations, routines and practices that guide innovation processes. In specialist literature, the models refer to technological product and process innovations; using the Oslo Manual classifications organizational and marketing innovations are disregarded.

The Motivation for Creativity in Organizations

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Author: Teresa M. Amabile

People will be most creative when they feel motivated primarily by the interest, enjoyment, satisfaction, and challenge of the work itself – when they are driven by a deep involvement in their work and a passion for it. This note describes the ways in which creativity can be stimulated by this intrinsic motivation, and by certain forms of extrinsic motivation, such as rewards that signal competence or support future achievement. Managerial implications are discussed.

Kreativitätsförderung im Unternehmen

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Autor: Tilman Segler

Kreativität führt zu neuen Ideen, aus denen erfolgreiche Verbesserungen und Neuerungen, sogenannte „Innovationen“ erwachsen können. In „Kreativität“ klingt das Schöpferische des Neuen an, wahrend mit „Innovation“ das erfolgreiche Ergebnis eines Erneuerungsprozesses gemeint ist. Innovationen verbessern sowohl die internen Strukturen und Prozesse, als auch die externen Leistungen jeder Unternehmung. Die Folge davon ist eine Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und eine erhöhte Wertschöpfung.

Enhancing Creativity – First Step to Innovation

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Author: Elisabeta Butoi

Enhancing creativity within each organization member involves understanding of what creativity is, how it relates to physical, psychological and social influences and to understand how creativity happens. Creativity has its stages and factors required to release the innovative idea. As every innovation process starts with an idea, understanding what influences the mind and how the idea appears is crucial for individual and organizational performance.

Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performance and Results from Knowledge Workers

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Author: Thomas H. Davenport

One factor that affects knowledge worker performance that isn’t well understood is the physical work environment—the offices, cubicles, buildings, and mobile workplaces in which knowledge workers do their jobs. There is a good deal said about this topic, but not much known about it. Even more unfortunately, most decisions about the knowledge work environment are made without seriously considering their implications for performance.

Neue Trends in der Kreativitätsforschung

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Autor: Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Brodbeck

Der kreative Prozess zeigt sich besonders darin: Die Einschränkung der Wertung wird aufgehoben und die Achtsamkeit richtet sich auf Veränderungen, einen Fluss von Ideen oder Wahrnehmungen. Dies zeigt, dass Kreativität mit einem Überschreiten von Rationalität in Zusammenhang steht, das vielfach aber nicht als Transrationalität, sondern als Irrationalität unter dem Titel „Genie und Irrsinn“ gedeutet wurde.

Psychologie der Kreativität

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Autor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke

Ein Streifzug durch die psychologische Kreativitätsforschung befasst sich mit den Möglichkeiten der Erfassung kreativer Prozesse, ihrer Manifestation, den Determinanten, der Frage nach der Notwendigkeit zu kreativem Denken und schließlich Erkenntnissen darüber, wie kreatives Denken gefördert werden kann.