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Author Owens, David A.
Title Creative people must be stopped [electronic resource] : six ways we kill innovation (without even trying) / David A. Owens.
Publication Info. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012.
Edition 1st ed.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-ebrary    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description vi, 294 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A framework for overcoming the six types of innovation killersEverybody wants innovation--or do they? Creative People Must Be Stopped shows how individuals and organizations sabotage their own best intentions to encourage "outside the box" thinking. It shows that the antidote to this self-defeating behavior is to identify which of the six major types of constraints are hindering innovation: individual, group, organizational, industry-wide, societal, or technological. Once innovators and other leaders understand exactly which constraints are working against them and how to overcome them, they can create conditions that foster innovation instead of stopping it in its tracks. The author's model of constraints on innovation integrates insights from the vast literature on innovation with his own observations of hundreds of organizations. The book is filled with assessments, tools, and real-world examples. The author's research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on Fox News and on NPR's Marketplace Includes illustrative examples from leading organizations Offers a practical guide for bringing new ideas to fruition even within a previously rigid organizational culture This book gives people in organizations the conceptual framework and practical information they need to innovate successfully"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Creative ability in business.
Organizational change.
Added Author ebrary, Inc.
Cover Title Creative people must be stopped : 6 ways we kill innovation (without even trying)
ISBN 9781118002902 (hardback)
9781118129005 (e-book)
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