Module 2: The team factor: How to build a team with the innovation "gene" utilizing individuals’ creative potential?
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS Course?
Bringing innovation to life is usually a team effort. Thus, having innovative and distinctive thinkers on board is not enough when it comes to idea generation and implementation. Only when they are capable of working in teams will the benefit of group processes materialize. In this second module you will learn how teams can be composed in a way such that innovative thinking is supported. In addition, we will have a look at team processes that support problem identification and idea generation from an evidence-based management point of view.
In order for a work team to thrive and develop innovative, paradigm-challenging ideas, creativity must be properly fostered. Working towards that requires that you, as a manager, recognize that creative output is inherently risky and vulnerable – especially when the pressure is high and the need for a useful solution is paramount (Paulus, 2000).
In most professional settings, doing innovative, meaningful work requires effective collaboration with a team. This CQ Dossier provides an overview of evidence-based practices to form innovative groups.