Practical advices based on research.

The paradox of team creativity and innovation is that each of the phases of the innovation process consists of different sets of activities with different and sometime conflicting causes.

We reviewed the scholarly literature for you. And furthermore, based on that and also from our teaching and consulting experiences, we developed this overview for you that might help you setting the right conditions when facing team innovation.

Effective team innovation can be mastered.

We hope that we provided a useful checklist for you. As you might have realized. Some of the conditions and practical advices might sound paradox. They are, but this is given based on the nature of different and sometimes counterintuitive activities in team innovation process.

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