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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.

Beyond Sense-Making: Emotion, Imagery and Creativity
Beyond sense-making: Emotion, imagery and creativity

Weick (1995) highlighted the importance of appreciating that it is the ‘sense’ that people make of their work environment that determines their decisions and actions, rather than the organization's or people's ‘objective’ properties. People at work clearly engage on an ongoing basis in sense-making. The appreciation that organizations ‘benefit’ from employees securing and deploying their understanding effectively has led to an acceptance that time spent reflecting on (Seibert and Daudelin, 1999) and in (Schon, 1991) action is key to work practice. The conscious use of reasoning undoubtedly helps us explain some aspects of our world. Since meaning making is not simply a psychological process that takes place in individuals' minds, the social nature of ...

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