Description : Although many leaders acknowledge and invest in creativity, weseldom see it hold a credible place in the business developmentprocess. Creativity at Work takes a practical approach tocreativity, showing how to select practices to produce results andadd value. The authors explain how to: Understand the creative preferences of organizations,departments, work groups, and individuals Identify and compare the different creativity profiles thatdescribe specific purposes, practices, and people Produce the desired results by developing the rightpractices Blend creativity practices to meet the complex needs thatcharacterize most work situations to develop required creativeabilities in a team and in oneself
Description : How do the great discoverers of science really work? Biographers, psychologists, and philosophers have written much on the phenomenon of scientific creativity. This collection of essays takes you into the minds of some of the world's greatest scientists. You can read in their own words how they worked, thought, and discovered crucial insights. Hermann von Helmholtz, Hideki Yukawa, Ernst Mach, J.B.S. Haldane, Steven Weinberg, Peter Doherty, C.V. Raman, Sylvester James Gates, and many more deliver witty, irreverent, thoughtful, and profound advice to scientists of all kinds and abilities. Whether you are a science hobbyist, an undergraduate doing your first lab work, a postdoc, or a seasoned professional, these essays will help point you in the direction of insight and discovery.
Description : This Handbook provides authoritative up-to-date scholarship and debate concerning creativity at work, and offers a timely opportunity to re-evaluate our understanding of creativity, work, and the pivotal relationship between them. Far from being a new arrival on the scene, the context of work has always been a place shaped and sharpened by creativity, as well as a site that determines, where, when, how, and for whom creativity emerges. Structured in four parts – Working with Creativity (the present); Putting Creativity to Work (in an organizational context); Working in the Creative Industries (creative labour); and Making Creativity Work (the future) – the Handbook is an inspirational learning resource, helping us to work with creativity in innovative ways. Providing a cutting edge, interdisciplinary, diverse, and critical collection of academic and practitioner insights, this Handbook ultimately conveys a message of hope: if we take better care of creativity, our creativity will better care for us.
Description : Creativity in the face of both adversity and opportunity is the hallmark of career success. The premise of this book is that careers and creativity are broadly connected, both at the level of the individual and at the level of the larger institutions of work and society. Careers are both creative endeavours themselves, and introduce creativity into the wider employment system. By exploring models of creativity and career, and linking them with examples from a diverse array of professions, countries, and industries, this volume provides an in-depth look at contemporary careers.
Description : This book describes the tools and techniques that can be used to develop creativity and innovation. It is about leadership qualities that allow them to flourish both in you and in others. It is aimed at anyone in an organization who needs to be open-minded, have new ideas and create new solutions.
Description : There is a growing interest in the knowledge economy, and the new types of job and ways of working associated with it. This book analyses how a particular group – creative knowledge workers – carry out their jobs and learn within it. Using empirical research from advertising and software development in Europe, Singapore and Japan, it develops a new conceptual framework to analyse the complexities of creative knowledge work. Focussing uniquely on the human element of working in the knowledge economy, it explores the real world of how people work in this emerging phenomenon and examines relationships between knowledge and creative dimensions to provide new frameworks for learning and working. It offers critical insights into how these workers apply their creative knowledge work capacities towards the production of innovative products and services, as well as using their creative abilities and knowledge to fashion both digital and tangible goods in the knowledge economy. Adding significantly to the on-going debate around knowledge work and creativity, this comprehensive examination will be of interest to researchers and educators in organisational learning, management and HRM and to anyone involved in devising ways to develop and support workers in lifelong and flexible creative work practices.
Description : Creative workers have been celebrated internationally for their flexibility in new labour markets centred on culture, creativity and, most recently, innovation. This book draws on research with novice and established workers in a range of specializations in order to explore the meanings, aspirations and practical difficulties associated with a creative identification. It investigates the difficulties and attractions of creative work as a personalized, affect-laden project of self-making, perpetually open and oriented to possibility, uncertain in its trajectory or rewards. Employing a cross-disciplinary methodology and analytic approach, the book investigates the new cultural meanings in play around a creative career. It shows how classic ideals of design and the creative arts, re-interpreted and promoted within contemporary art schools, validate the lived experience of precarious working in the global sectors of the creative and cultural industries, yet also contribute to its conflicts. 'Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work' presents a distinctive study and original findings which make it essential reading for social scientists, including social psychologists, with an interest in cultural and media studies, creativity, identity, work and contemporary careers.
Description : Creativity is not a rare talent. On the contrary, argues Tudor Rickards in this book, most people have the capacity to be creative but their potential is often untapped. Creativity at the workplace can be seen as a process of escaping from constraints, some of them self-imposed and some produced by an organizational climate unsympathetic to new thinking.
Description : In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
Description : The trauma of refugee status is particularly corrosive. It does the usual harm of devastating our own self-image and sense of permanence in the world, but it does more. It is a dislocation from our familiar domestic geography and culture, and that must wrench from our grasp all the external markers by which we know ourselves and our worth. The threat of persecution, torture, and death is aimed at a complete destabilization. The result is a complex of anxieties that add up to far more than simple suffering. If therapy is primarily aimed at the gentle exposure of one's worst fears, then what purchase can it have on this most ungentle process of becoming a refugee?