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Capitalizing on Creativity at Work

Fostering the Implementation of Creative Ideas in Organizations Edited by Miha Škerlavaj, Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway and Adjunct Associate Professor of Management, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics (FELU), Slovenia, Matej Cerne, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen, Professors, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
How does one implement highly creative ideas in the workplace? Though creativity fuels modern businesses and organizations, imaginative ideas are less likely to be implemented than moderate ones. The crux of this issue is explored as contributors present and analyze remedies for capitalizing on highly creative ideas.
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Publication Date: 2016
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
How does one implement highly creative ideas in the workplace? Though creativity fuels modern businesses and organizations, capitalizing on creativity is still a relatively unchartered territory. The crux of this issue is explored as contributors present and analyze remedies for capitalizing on highly creative ideas.

Editors Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Cerne, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen have gathered a large network of contributors across four continents to craft this relevant, evidence-based and holistic text. Multiple levels, methods, approaches and perspectives are all considered while focusing on a single research question. Chapters feature a combination of research-based materials, stories and short cases to show what can be done to implement highly creative ideas in the workplace.

This extremely relevant subject will be of interest to a large number of organizations worldwide that are looking to tap into the potential of highly creative and possibly useful ideas to build their competitive advantage. Specifically, management consultants in Human Resource Management, innovation, creativity, coaching, and/or leadership will find this book useful. It can also be used in Innovation Management MSc and MBA courses, executive education courses, as well as for PhD researchers and innovation management scholars.
‘In their book, Capitalizing on Creativity at Work, Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Cerne, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen have produced an exhaustive and engaging text that will be essential reading for all researchers interested and fascinated by creativity as a core and essential process at all levels of organising, from the individual to organisational levels and beyond. Taking us on a journey through approaches to creativity at work, they provide us with a process perspective and an integrated framework that is both novel and useful. This is an important contribution to the field and one that will have an enduring impact not only to research and theory, but also on practice and especially, innovation policy.’
– Tyrone Pitsis, Leeds University Business School, UK

‘Capitalizing on creativity requires a nuanced understanding of the people, the processes, and the ideas that drive innovation. This book provides a multi-dimensional view of what we know about creativity at work that allows the reader to not only delve deeply into a single aspect but allows readers to examine this topic from different perspectives and levels. The individual chapters provide state-of-the-art insights, but the framework of this text produces a resource which is truly greater than a sum of its parts. A timely integration of contemporary thinking about how to capitalize on creativity at work.’
– Jim Berry, UCL School of Management, UK
Contributors: D. Aleksi?, B. Balboni, S. Batisti?, T. Bednall, S. Bogilovi?, G. Bortoluzzi, B. Brøgger, R. Buch, A. Carlsen, M. ?erne, A. Dysvik, N. Escribá-Carda, A. Giudici, S. Harrison, T. Hernaus, T. Hoholm, J. Hudovernik, P. Hull Kristensen, A. Hvidsten, M. Jakli?, R. Kaše, J. Krapež Trošt, B. Kuvaas, A. La Rocca, V.C. Lin, M. Lotz, B.E. Mørk, A.S. Nabergoj, C.G.L. Nerstad, P. Parycek, A. Pustovrh, I. Rauth, K. Sanders, R. Schoellhammer, J. Schossböck, H. Shipton, M. Škerlavaj, J. Sumanth, A. Tracogna, L. Välikangas, S.I. Wong, I. Župi?
Contents:

1. Capitalizing on creativity: on enablers and barriers
Matej ?erne, Arne Carlsen, Miha Škerlavaj and Anders Dysvik

PART I WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT AS INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES?
2. Job design at the crossroads: from ‘creative’ jobs to ‘innovative’ jobs
Tomislav Hernaus

3. The flow of creativity for idea implementation
Darija Aleksi?, Miha Škerlavaj and Anders Dysvik

4. Idea implementation and cultural intelligence
Sabina Bogilovi?, Miha Škerlavaj and Sut I Wong Humborstad

PART II WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT AS TEAMS?
5. This idea rocks! Idea championing in teams
Matej ?erne, Robert Kaše and Miha Škerlavaj

6. Should our heart rule our head? Team innovation through intuition and rationality
Jana Krapež Trošt and Miha Škerlavaj

7. Fueling, curating, connecting and fascinating: why and how creativity provokes curiosity
Spencer Harrison

8. Social-contextual forces and innovative work: a motivational climate perspective
Christina G.L. Nerstad

PART III WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT AS LEADERS?
9. Supportive supervision: a crucial factor for unlocking the potential of highly creative ideas perspective
Matej ?erne, Miha Škerlavaj and Anders Dysvik

10. Economic and social leader–member exchange, and creativity at work
Robert Buch and Bård Kuvaas

11. Everything in moderation: authentic leadership, leader–member exchange and idea implementation
Matej ?erne, John Sumanth and Miha Škerlavaj

PART IV WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT AS ORGANIZATIONS?
12. Creativity that works: implementing discovery
Arne Carlsen and Liisa Välikangas

13. Designing and implementing innovative business models
Ivan Župi? and Alessandro Giudici

14. Idea implementation as a relational phenomenon: a social network perspective
Saša Batisti? and Robert Kaše

15. Proactive employee behaviors and idea implementation: three automotive industry cases
Janez Hudovernik, Miha Škerlavaj and Matej ?erne

16. Design thinking workshops: a way to facilitate sensemaking and idea development across organizational levels
Ingo Rauth and Anja Svetina Nabergoj

17. Business model evolution and the growth of innovative new ventures: evidence from the Italian system
Andrea Tracogna, Bernardo Balboni and Guido Bortoluzzi

18. Beyond creativity: implementing innovative ideas through human resource management
Helen Shipton, Karin Sanders, Tim Bednall, Veronica (Cai-Hui) Lin and Naiara Escribá-Carda

19. Organizing for co-creation and multi-polar learning communities
Maja Lotz and Peer Hull Kristensen

20. Making innovations work locally: the role of creativity
Antonella La Rocca, Adeline Hvidsten and Thomas Hoholm

21. From breakthroughs in knowledge to integration in medical practices
Bjørn Erik Mørk and Thomas Hoholm

PART V WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT AS INNOVATION POLICY-MAKERS?
22. Adjusting national innovation policies to support open and networked innovation systems
Marko Jakli? and Aleš Pustovrh

23. Government ideation systems
Peter Parycek, Ralph Schoellhammer and Judith Schossböck

24. Creation of a social media social venture
Benedicte Brøgger

PART VI WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
25. Succeeding with capitalizing on creativity: an integrative framework
Miha Škerlavaj, Anders Dysvik, Matej ?erne and Arne Carlsen

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