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Idea Work free pdf What does it take to find oil in an area where many have tried, but failed? What does it take to design buildings that become prize-winning cultural landmarks? And what can the best architects, oil explorers, business lawyers, journalists, and business developers within banking and trading analysis have in common? Idea Work can provide the answers. This book builds on a four-year research project and describes what extraordinary idea work looks like in practice. The authors take you behind the scenes of some of Norways leading companies and show how surprisingly similarly they work when they are working creatively to develop and realise new ideas. The book gives us, for example, a glimpse of how Snohetta designed the Opera and the 9/11 memorial, and how explorers at Statoil discovered the most oil of all oil companies in the world in 2011. Narratives are presented on how prepping, sketches, pin-ups, drama, wonder, and punk are important aspects of the extraordinary. Examples are supported by theory, placing this book at the forefront of international research. Idea Work will appeal to practitioners as well as students. It recounts engaging stories from actual production processes and combines new theoretical perspectives with practical advice. It will also be of interest to anyone working with development, particularly with developing new ideas. From a professional standpoint, this book is an uncommon contribution to describing and understanding creativity as something collective and grounded in everyday activity.

About Arne Carlsen

Arne Carlsen is an Associate Professor at BI Norwegian School of Business, Department for Leadership and Organizational Behaviour. He has broad experience from action research projects in more than 50 organizations and was the leader of the Idea Work-project. Carlsens research deals with issues of individual and collective growth in organizations. He has published in journals, handbooks and books about knowledge management, professional service work, identity construction, organizational becoming, hope, and positive organizational change. Stewart Clegg is a Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies Research at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Visiting Professor at Universidade Nova, Lisbon, as well as at Copenhagen Business School and EM-Lyon. A prolific contributor to leading academic journals in social science, management and organization theory, he has won a number of awards for his research work, including the George R. Terry Award of the Academy of Management for outstanding contributions to management knowledge for his role in editing the Handbook of Organization Studies. Reidar Gjersvik carries out action research on knowledge, change, learning and idea work in organizations. He holds a PhD in Organization Development and IT from the Department of Organization and Work Life Science at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Gjersvik has been a Research Director at SINTEFs Department Kunne and a Knowledge Manager in Advokatfirmaet Thommessen. Reidar is now Department Director for KulturLab at Arts Council Norway.

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Author : Arne Carlsen
Publisher : J W Cappelens Forlag AS, Norway
Data Published : 03 December 2012
ISBN : 8202403375
EAN : 9788202403379
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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