Creative Brainstorming and Integrative Thinking: Skills for Twenty-First Century Managers
Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 8-12, 2008
4 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2008
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.
Keywords: Creative thinking, Thinking, Innovation, Training
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