UOP OI361 full course

Question # 00002450 Posted By: neil2103 Updated on: 10/18/2013 08:58 AM Due on: 10/29/2013
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Week One: Introduction to Innovation, Design, and Creativity

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1.1 Compare and contrast innovation, design, and creativity.

1.2 Analyze the benefits of innovation, design, and creative thinking in meeting organizational objectives.

1.3 Identify the internal and external drivers of innovation.

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Reading

Read Ch. 1 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 20 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 30 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

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Participation

Participate in class discussion.

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Individual

Definition Paper

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that definesand compares and contrasts the following:

· Innovation

· Design

· Creativity

Describe the importance of the three itemsin meeting organizational

objectives.

Includeat least one source other than the textbook.

Formatyour paper consistent with APAguidelines.

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Week Two: Impact of Innovation, Design, and Creativity on the Organization

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2.1 Evaluate the impact of innovation, design, and creativity on strategy.

2.2 Evaluate the impact of innovation on different industries.

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Reading

Read Ch. 6 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 11 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 15 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 24 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Participation

Participate in class discussion.

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Learning Team

Benefit and Drivers Paper

Selectone of theVirtualOrganizations that could benefit from a new focus on creativity and innovation.You will use thisVirtualOrganization inyourfuture Learning Team assignments.

Assume the role of a consultant team for theVirtualOrganization you selectedto help the organization become more innovative.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that includes the following:

· Identifies the internal and external drivers of innovation for the organization

· Describes how innovation, design, and creative thinking might benefit the organization in terms of meeting its organizational objectives

Includeat least one source other than the textbook.

Formatyour paper consistent with APAguidelines.

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Week Three: Creativity for Innovative Decision Making

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3.1 Identify the four steps to changing mental models/mind sets.

3.2 Analyze the mental models/mind sets that guide decision making in the workplace.

3.3 Compare and contrast the four styles of creative intelligence and their influence on organizational decision making.

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Reading

Read Ch. 1 of Creative Intelligence.

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Reading

Read Ch. 2 of Creative Intelligence.

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Reading

Read the Preface of The Power of Impossible Thinking.

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Reading

Read the Introduction of The Power of Impossible Thinking.

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Reading

Read Ch. 1 of The Power of Impossible Thinking.

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Reading

Read Ch. 2 of The Power of Impossible Thinking.

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Participation

Participate in class discussion.

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Learning Team Instructions

Creative Intelligence Profile

Complete the Creative Intelligence Profile found in Ch. 2 of Creative Intelligence.You will use this profile inyourWeek Four Learning Team assignment.

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Individual

Organizational Impact Paper

Select one organization from each of the organizational types addressed in the WeekTwo readings—manufacturing and the service industry.

Writea 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:

· Evaluates the impact that innovation, design, and creativity have on the strategy of the two organizations

· Considers processes, products, or services of your selected organizations

Format your paper consistent with APAguidelines.

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Week Four: Tools and Techniques for Innovation and Creativity

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4.1 Explain the tools and techniques used in new product development processes.

4.2 Identify the four basic phases of the Phased Project Planning process.

4.3 Explain how to evaluate the results of a creative/innovative process for continuous improvement.

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Reading

Read Ch. 3 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 25 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Participation

Participate in class discussion.

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Mental Model/Mindsets Paper

Assume you work in Human Resources as a part of the management team for AAA Transportation in Waukegan, WI, which has recently been acquired. AAA Transportation is an interstate trucking company that specializes in transporting wholesale produce in refrigerated trailers throughout the Midwest. The new owners want to make some sweeping changes in the services offered. One of the things that they would like to do is add delivery of nonperishable products,such as canned foods, to their delivery routes, allowing AAA to expand the area they cover and to provide expanded service to their existing customers. Theythinkthat, because many of the routes donot require a full load on the trucks, there is room to add the nonperishable goods and provide delivery at a lower rate than the customers are now paying.

Two of your coworkers, Vernon and Bud, are resistant to the changes proposed by the new owners. Vernon supervises the company’s drivers and Bud works in the corporate offices. Vernon doesnot think that it is a good idea to expand out of their core business, while Bud thinks that AAA isnot strong enough to compete with existing companies that service the nonperishable foods market (several of whom AAA has had a long history of mutually respecting each others’ customers and routes); they risk alienating long-term customers; and transporting nonperishable goods in refrigerated trailers is inefficient. Both employees have been with the company for more than 20 years and havemuch influence among the rest of the employees. Management does not want to terminate such long-term and influential employees but need for Vernon and Bud to join the effort to make the company successful.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you define and discuss mental model/mindsets and their impact on you and your two coworkers.

Identify the four steps to changing mental models/mind sets and how you could use them to bring Vernon and Bud onto the team.

Identify the five forces that influence those mental model/mindsets of your coworkers and discuss how those forces might affect your coworkers’ mindsets.

Include examples of what mental models/mindsets are possibly affecting Vernon and Bud’s decision-making processes and affecting their relationship with the company.

Analyze your most commonly used mental models/mindsets that guide your decision making in the workplace. How do these models influence your decision making?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Learning Team Assignment

Creative Intelligence and Leadership

Use the sameVirtualOrganization your team selected in the previous weeks’ assignments.

Assume the role of the management team for thatVirtualOrganization.

Write, individually, a 350- to 700-word response to the following question:

· Based on your individual Creative Intelligence Profiles, how might each member affect innovation within the organization?

Compare your responses with those of your team members and describe whether or not you agree with their responses. Explain whyor why not.

Format your response consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week Five: Creating and Sustaining an Innovative Organizational Culture

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5.1 Assess leadership’s role in creating, managing, and sustaining an innovative organization.

5.2 Differentiate between noninnovative and innovative organizations.

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Reading

Read Ch. 21 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 27 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 30 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Participation

Participate in class discussion.

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Individual

Organizational Transformation Q & A

Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to the following questions:

· How would you identify and characterize the roles of incentives, training, and education in promoting innovation in your organization?

· What is the role of leadership in creating, managing, and sustaining innovation in your organization?

· What are the ethical implications of an individual reward system? Support your answer.

· Would you describe your organization as innovative or noninnovative? Explain your answer.

Format your response consistent with APAguidelines..

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Learning Team

Innovation Process Presentation

Use the sameVirtualOrganization your team selected in the previous weeks’ assignments.

Prepare a 15- to 20-minute Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation accompanied by 8–12 slides.

Identify and discuss the four basic phases of the Phased Project Planning process.

Explain how you will apply the innovative process to change your selected organization.

Identify the appropriate tools and techniquesyou will use in this process and explain why these were selected.

Discuss how you will measure your results and what steps your selected organization will take to ensure continuous improvement.

Include detailed speaker notes with your presentation.

Format your presentation consistent with APAguidelines.

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