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

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Fahri Karakas

University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School

Mustafa Kavas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Karakas, Fahri and Kavas, Mustafa, Creative Brainstorming and Integrative Thinking: Skills for Twenty-First Century Managers. Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 8-12, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1111766

Fahri Karakas

University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School ( email )

102 Middlesex Street
London, London E1 7EZ
United Kingdom

Mustafa Kavas

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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