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

Fahri Karakas, M. Kavas

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce examples and methods of incorporating creative brainstorming and integrative thinking skills into training programs. 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. Findings – Interdisciplinary thinking, engagement, flexibility, individual customization, collaboration and inspiration are critical to the development of creative and integrative thinking skills for managers. 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. Originality/value – This paper opens up new possibilities for innovation and customization in training programs to develop creative thinking skills.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopment and Learning in Organizations
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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