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Creative Management and Development has been updated with newly commissioned and leading edge chapters on intuitive cognition, complexity, emotion, team innovation, development, and well-being. The textbook retains seminal papers on creativity, perception, style, culture, and sustainable development. The contributors to this textbook represent a broad spectrum of perspectives from among the most distinguished names in the field. They give a clear overview of the topics discussed while explaining their practical implications. This textbook is published as a Course Reader for The Open University Course Creativity, Innovation and Change (B822) but will engage and challenge students interested in creative ways of managing, different approaches to developing creativity in organizations and creative leadership.


The changing business environment is leading to different organizational forms. Here Ekvall outlines the openness that is characteristic of the climate of many creative organizations. Handy argues for a new relationship between employer and employee that reflects this and Semler advocates the merits of self-organization.

Ekvall describes a creative organizational climate, outlining the open characteristics associated with more innovative organizations and departments and contrasting these with the climate found in organizations and departments that lack these qualities. He goes on to differentiate between organizational characteristics that appear to be better suited for adaptive or incremental creativity and those appropriate for a setting where innovative or radical creativity is the goal, concluding that each thrives under slightly differing conditions.

Charles Handy, perhaps the foremost English business guru ...

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