By Fritz Böhle, Markus Bürgermeister, Stephanie Porschen

This ebook explores new techniques to winning innovation - with all uncertainty. Its focal issues are administration of the casual and a brand new standpoint of human paintings: innovation paintings is predicated on inventive, experience-based and playful motion.
The ebook is helping realize and make the most of new good fortune potentials for innovation in agencies. It addresses managers and specialists who're drawn to selling innovation in perform. in addition, scientists will assemble new interdisciplinary insights into innovation administration and paintings association from this book.

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34 F. B€ ohle et al. indications of forms of action, which have not been considered thus far. The sudden creative idea therefore turns out in most cases to be the end point of a previously initiated search for innovative results upon closer inspection. Likewise, the innovative result is not exclusively created by the individual as suggested when discussing personal traits that promote creativity (cf. Mittelstraß 2008), but in dialog and interaction with the environment and the effects of one’s actions.

Informal cooperation and communication with the purpose of refining ideas. This management of the informal is associated with recognition of the experiential knowledge of employees and the special management task of reconciling planning and practice. A culture based on trust that goes beyond paying lip service is the basis of innovations based closely on products and processes. In Chap. 8, Hans Bauer, Christiane Hemmer-Schanze, Claudia Munz and Jost Wagner describe how one can learn the innovation action clarified in the case studies.

Although innovation work normally occurs in the context of gainful employment, one has to ignore economical and purposeful requirements and compulsions associated with such employment on a situational level. Orienting oneself with the game provides a helpful social framework in this respect. It makes it possible to realize a purpose without being aware of it and endeavoring to achieve purpose through specific action. Furthermore, perception and definition of the work situation as a game during innovation work offers the possibility of high subjective involvement (flow) and taking potential risks up to and including failure.

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