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Adaption Innovation

Author : M.J. Kirton
ISBN : 9781134427048
Genre : Psychology
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Adaption-Innovation is a timely and comprehensive text written for anyone who wants to know more about dealing with problem solving, thinking style, creativity and team dynamics. In an age when teams have become critical to successful problem solving, Adaption-Innovation (A-I) theory is a model in this field, which aims to increase collaboration and reduce conflict within groups. A-I Theory and associated inventory (KAI) have been extensively researched and are increasingly used to assist teambuilding and personnel management. In the context of the management of diversity and change, Dr Kirton outlines the central concepts of the theory, including the processes of problem solving, decision making and creativity as well as explanatory concepts such as the paradox of structure; coping behaviour; the distinction between how teams collaborate on the common task and how teams manage their own diversity. In addition, Dr Kirton focuses on the positive side of managing a wide diversity within teams that has the potential to lead to the highest levels of problem solving, creativity and effective management of change. The book offers practical information for those helping diverse teams succeed in today's demanding climate. In this fresh context, leadership theory is explored, suggesting a new and interesting approach in use of different styles. For those working with diverse, problem solving teams managing complex change, this is a must have book. It will appeal to a broad range of people, from practitioners such as human resource managers, psychologists, business consultants, and group trainers, to academics studying and doing research in disciplines such as psychology, business, management, sociology, education and politics and the practical use of the hard sciences. *This reprint contains some new insights by Dr. Kirton into the theory. A small number of critical key changes have been made: a new diagram showing the difference between decision making and problem solving; some tightening of some sentences to show that leadership style should be treated as roles; the addition of the Glossary of Terms.

Leadership And Personnel Management Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466696259
Genre : Business & Economics
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Context And Cognition In Consumer Psychology

Author : Gordon Foxall
ISBN : 9781317677383
Genre : Business & Economics
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Context and Cognition in Consumer Psychology is concerned with the psychological explanation of consumer choice. It pays particular attention to the roles of perception and emotion in accounting for consumers’ actions and their interaction with the desires and beliefs in terms of which consumer choice is frequently analyzed. In this engaging book, Gordon Foxall extends and elaborates his theory of consumer action, based on the philosophical strategy of Intentional Behaviorism. In doing so, he introduces the concept of contingency-representation to explore the ways in which consumers mentally represent the consequences of past decisions and the likely outcomes of present consumption. The emphasis is on action rather than behavior and the manner in which the intentional consumer-situation, as the immediate precursor of consumer choice, can be reconstructed in order to explain consumer actions in the absence of the environmental stimuli required by behaviorist psychology. The result is a novel reaffirmation of the role of cognition in the determination of consumer choice. Besides the concept of contingency-representation which the author introduces, the analysis draws upon psychoanalytic concepts, theories of cognitive structure and processing, and the philosophy of perception to generate a stimulating synthesis for consumer research. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in consumer behavior and economic psychology and to all who seek a deeper interdisciplinary understanding of the contextual and cognitive interactions that guide choice in the market place.

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ISBN : UCLA:L0090797606
Genre : Business & Economics
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Transform Or Die

Author : David S. Baskin
ISBN : 9781465332929
Genre : Business & Economics
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Transform or Die: Company Imperatives for Success in a Global Information Economy, is a book that addresses the essentials of a changing Flat world. Transform or Die provides methods, rationales and instructions for how to develop and implement cross-cultural communication business strategies that must be addressed to be able to compete and succeed in the 21st century. The content is based on over 30 years of experience as an organization and executive development consultant, both internal and external to corporations. The content is based on research from authors and sources within relevant fields, as well as research I have conducted.

Building Conflict Competent Teams

Author : Craig E. Runde
ISBN : IND:30000122884939
Genre : Business & Economics
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Understanding how to cool down, slow down, and engage the naturally occurring conflicts among team members is critical to the ultimate success of a team. With this book, your team and its members will gain a deeper understanding of how conflict emerges and how to respond in ways that will leverage conflicts to their advantage. Team members will learn the importance of establishing a safe team climate, agreeing on processes to guide interactions, and use of constructive communication skills in order to develop a conflict competent team. As the authors say, conflict is not to be avoided, but embraced and explored. This often results in new, previously unimagined opportunities, solutions and results. The authors include stories, interviews, and examples that provide entertaining and thought provoking insights. They dedicate one chapter to techniques and processes for addressing team conflict that has gone awry. Runde and Flanagan also include useful tips and tools for assessing your team?s current state of conflict competence and suggestions for addressing the challenges of today?s virtual and geographically dispersed teams.

Frontiers Of Entrepreneurship Research

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924107860748
Genre : Entrepreneurship
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Redefining F E A R

Author : Karen Evenson
ISBN : IND:30000094770983
Genre : Business & Economics
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Maximize Limited Resources with Unlimited Ideas Tired of wasted time, money, and effort? Whether you're managing a team of three or leading a business of three thousand, problems with low morale, decreased productivity, ineffective communication, time consuming re-work, and lack of creative problem solving are a reality. When limited success and repetition replace progress in your organization, decisions based on fear are often to blame. Embark on a journey through the mythical Kingdom of Kaos where business consultant and leadership expert Karen Evenson helps you master four critical leadership practices by Redefining F.E.A.R. Focus on and facilitate a culture that is open to change and emphasizes creative thinking. Empower and encourage your people to take initiative in collaborative problem solving. Assess and act on the ideas. Recognize and reward your people.

Proceedings Of The Annual Meeting Of The Florida State Horticultural Society

Author : Florida State Horticultural Society. Meeting
ISBN : WISC:89092320688
Genre : Horticulture
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Explaining Consumer Choice

Author : G. R. Foxall
ISBN : 1403998620
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents a comprehensive theory of consumer choice drawing on behavioral economics, psychology, and marketing.

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