Fostering Innovation and Creativity

McCombs School of Business

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McCombs School of Business

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Organizations recognize the need for innovation in order to be more efficient and competitive. But how do you rigorously execute tried-and-true, well-thought-out strategies without crowding out innovation and creativity? More than one “innovative” company stagnated and declined because they didn't pursue, or couldn't capitalize, on new ideas. This program focuses on the fundamental challenge of utilizing your existing capabilities while exploring innovations to support your future. You will discuss the challenges of simultaneous exploration and exploitation and learn tools and techniques to enable your organization and team to execute and innovate at the same time.

Managing People and Leading Teams

Equip yourself with the strategies and the management savvy to foster highly effective communication and collaboration.

Two-Day Concentrated Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 both days with a one-hour lunch break.

Benefits

Recognizing organizational barriers to innovation Developing an organizational framework for stimulating innovation Generating new value through innovative business models Innovating through design thinking Developing leadership competencies around innovation Creating a culture that stimulates innovation Collaborating effectively across the organization to develop innovations

Topics

  • What is innovation
  • Why do most organizations and teams struggle to innovate
  • Why are some organizations better at it than others
  • How can we embed innovation capabilities into an existing organization and create a system for systematic innovation
  • The power to drive innovation: How leaders can (de)motivate creativity
  • How to speak up with innovative ideas: why the merits of ideas are only half the equation

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John Daly

Dr. John Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1977) is the Liddell Centennial Professor of Communication, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, TCB Professor of Management, and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy. He has published more than one hundred articles and chapters in scholarly publicatio...

Luis Martins

Professional Awards Frank M. Merritt Professorship, Georgia Tech College of Management2008 Journal of Management Best Paper Award2009 Making Connections Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management2007 Teaching Awards Faculty Honor Roll, McCombs School of Business, UT Aust...

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