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Creative brainstorming and integrative thinking: skills for twenty-first century managers

Karakas, Fahri and Kavas, Mustafa (2008). Creative brainstorming and integrative thinking: skills for twenty-first century managers. Development and Learning in Organizations, 22(2) pp. 8–12.

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce examples and methods of incorporating creative brainstorming and integrative thinking skills into training programs.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses an innovative training program as a case study to demonstrate the application of creative brainstorming and thinking skills into the design of the program.

Findings – Interdisciplinary thinking, engagement, flexibility, individual customization, collaboration and inspiration are critical to the development of creative and integrative thinking skills for managers.

Practical implications – This paper invites trainers and practitioners to consider new perspectives and customized approaches to develop creative and inter-disciplinary thinking skills for managers.

Originality/value – This paper opens up new possibilities for innovation and customization in training programs to develop creative thinking skills.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Emerald Publishing Group Ltd.
ISSN: 1477-7282
Keywords: creative thinking; innovation; thinking; training
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 22972
Depositing User: Fahri Karakas
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 13:34
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 00:06
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