Adaption-Innovation In the Context of Diversity and Change

ISBN-10: 0415298512

ISBN-13: 9780415298513

Edition: 2003

Authors: M. J. Kirton

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This text examines the adaption-innovation theory (A-I theory), a model of problem solving and creativity, which aims to increase collaboration and reduce conflict within groups.
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

A Guiding Outline
A Background Study
Its Residual Problems
Its Conclusions
Organisation of Cognitive Function
Problem Solving is the Key to Life
The Brain's Problem-solving Departments
Defining Style
Describing and Measuring Adaption-Innovation
Perception of Change
Style and Personality Theory
Style and Dimensions of Personality
Style and Personality Relationships
Structure and Cognition
Problem Solving and Learning Theory
Decision Making
From Concepts to Paradigms
The Paradox of Structure
Problems with Creativity
Its Definition
Creativity, Innovation and Invention
Style, Level, Process and Technique
Link with the Management Literature
Problem Solving and Social Structure
On Defining Normal Change
The Search for Ideal Leaders and Ideal Solutions
An Example in Depth May Help
The Management of Diversity
Diversity of Problems and People
Adaption-Innovation as a Problem of Diversity
Development of Complexity
Management of Diversity Needs to be Taught
Managing Cognitive Gap
Agents of Change
Climates of Change
Cognitive Climate
Leaders and Bridgers
Coping Behaviour
Coping, Stress, and Disorder
The Management of Change
Alternative Climates
The Progression of Change
The Pendulum of Change
The Spiral of Change
The Making of Resisters to Change
The Environment as Opportunity for Change
The Problem-solving Leader
Management Initiative Case Studies
Examples of Instinct
The Curse of Progress
Stamp's Level vs. Style Schema
Cognitive Style in War
KAI Tables
Name Index
Test and Measure Index
Subject Index
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