West Innovation Implementation in Work Teams

Michael A. West

in Group Creativity

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195147308
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893720 | DOI:
West Innovation Implementation in Work Teams

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This chapter argues that understanding the factors which promote creativity in a team is less important in applied settings than understanding the factors that promote the implementation of ideas into practice and action. It emphasizes the important role teamwork plays in the implementation of innovations. This can be a rather difficult process because there may be great resistance to new ways of doing things in organizations. The chapter discusses the characteristics of a team or organization which influence the innovation process. It also highlights team and leadership processes which are likely to facilitate the development of innovations in organizations.

Keywords: creativity; innovation implementation; work teams

Chapter.  14788 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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