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Creative brainstorming and integrative thinking: skills for twenty-first century managers

By Fahri Karakas and Mustafa Kavas

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce examples and methods of incorporating creative brainstorming and integrative thinking skills into training programs. \ud \ud Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses an innovative training program as a case study to demonstrate the application of creative brainstorming and thinking skills into the design of the program. \ud \ud Findings – Interdisciplinary thinking, engagement, flexibility, individual customization, collaboration and inspiration are critical to the development of creative and integrative thinking skills for managers. \ud \ud Practical implications – This paper invites trainers and practitioners to consider new perspectives and customized approaches to develop creative and inter-disciplinary thinking skills for managers. \ud \ud Originality/value – This paper opens up new possibilities for innovation and customization in training programs to develop creative thinking skills

Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:oro.open.ac.uk:22972
Provided by: Open Research Online

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