Creativity in organizations has become an issue of great importance, but how does a company encourage personnel to find creative solutions to budgeting, product development, marketing and training? With engaging contributions from leading academics and professionals, this book explores the key factors that are critical to the development and promotion of creativity in any organization.

The Challenge of Reinventing State Government

The challenge of reinventing state government
JohnEngler, The Governor of Michigan

Business and government alike learned to tighten their belts and do more with less. Successful business people understand the bottom line. They do not let spending get out of control. They rightsize and reorganize where necessary. They exercise restraint and give the bottom line the grudging but necessary respect it deserves. Such restraint does not stifle creativity; it encourages it. Even in a prodigal age such as our own, necessity remains, as ever, the mother of invention.

If Michigan's state government were a corporation, it would rank 24th in the Fortune 500. A colossal organization, its revenue totals almost $21 billion, putting it ahead of such corporate giants as PepsiCo, Eastman ...

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