Throughout the module, students have the opportunity to explore theoretical approaches and practices related to collective creativity, innovation management and management of chnage. Most relevant theories are explored and used as interpretative lenses to deepen their understanding of cases of changes and transformations focused on creativity and innovation.
- Session 1 - Introduction on Change, Creativity and Innovation
The first session will introduce the module programme and the interrelated concepts of change, creativity and innovation. We will have an overview of these areas and discussing why creativity and innovation are vital.
- Session 2 - Change and Organisational Learning
In this second session, we will analyse the different approaches to change and will discuss an organisational learning perspective. In particular, we will discuss different types of change, change agents, and learning dynamics.
- Session 3 & 4 - Incremental and Radical Changes
In sessions 3 and 4, we will compare and contrast incremental and radical changes and how they have a different impact. We will review the main theories along with key methodologies, exploring case studies and developing activities and exercises.
- Session 5 & 6 - Creativity in Organisations: From individual to collective and organisational creativity
In sessions 5 and 6, we will focus on creativity in organisations. We will explore all different levels of analysis related to creativity, starting with individual creativity and continuing with team creativity and organisational creativity.
- Session 7 & 8 - Innovation and Innovation Management
In sessions 7 and 8, we will view innovation as the introduction of anything new in the environment in which an organisation operates. We will consider different models of innovation, approaches to organising for innovation and managerial practices.
- Session 9 & 10 - New models of Collaboration and Conclusions
In sessions 9 and 10, we will consider how collaboration plays a crucial role in change and innovation. We will discuss for example key issues related to collaborative innovation, end user innovation and collaborative research.
- Students will be expected to prepare pre-assigned readings ahead of the sessions, which will be a mix of lecture, group work and discussion.