By Michel Syrett
Quick tune path to fostering and exploiting an artistic dynamic in any employer
Covers the most important parts of inventive workforce operating and brainstorming, best tasks with an artistic output, selecting and backing successful principles and motivating and lucrative staff
Examples and classes from many of the world's such a lot artistic companies, together with AOL Time-Warner, BMW, IDEO and Nortel Networks, and ideas from the neatest thinkers, together with Edward de Bono, Gary Hamel, Richard Pascale and W. Chan Kim
Includes a word list of key options and a complete assets guide
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Sport, for example, is an immensely popular source of inspiration in professional life. On a day-to-day level it influences both the techniques and management style used in the workplace, in terms of teamwork, coaching, and motivation. Y. Gerbeau, the charismatic manager who attempted with mixed success to turn around London’s Millennium Dome, drew heavily on the insights and experience gained from an earlier career as a professional hockey player and coach. On a more fundamental level, sport has replaced the post-war reliance on military metaphor and analogy as the biggest shaper of business language and perspective.
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