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by Keith Sawyer

eBook Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration download ISBN: 0465071937
Author: Keith Sawyer
Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (March 4, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1280 kb
Fb2: 1478 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Work and Money
Subcategory: Management and Leadership

Genius' is a myth busting work articulating the results of many studies into how the creative process .

Genius' is a myth busting work articulating the results of many studies into how the creative process works. It demonstrates the difference between how we perceive it working and how it actually works. Real innovation develops from "small sparks" of insight, each building on previous ones, until a final breakthrough idea makes a new reality viable.

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In his book, Group Genius, Keith Sawyer looks at the power of Group Genius, the impact of collaboration on creativity and innovation. Rather than rely on a single genius, we should be harnessing the power and knowledge of many people in our organizations

In his book, Group Genius, Keith Sawyer looks at the power of Group Genius, the impact of collaboration on creativity and innovation. Rather than rely on a single genius, we should be harnessing the power and knowledge of many people in our organizations. Through a number of interesting examples, Sawyer demonstrates how the power of collaboration increases the capability of the firm to generate more ideas and better ideas, and enhances the culture of innovation. Sawyer starts off the book with a few characteristics of creative teams

The empowering message is that all of us have the potential to be more creative; we just need to learn the secrets of group genius. Kieli: Englanti Kategoria: Hyvinvointi & elämäntaito Kääntäjä: Lisätietoa äänikirjasta

In this authoritative and fascinating new book, psychologist Sawyer tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity and erects new .

In this authoritative and fascinating new book, psychologist Sawyer tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity and erects new principles in their place. 5 people like this topic.

Group Genius tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity, revealing that creativity is always collaborative-even when you're alone. Some good points about how great inventions are the result of incremental steps by many people instead of just one person in a moment of clarity. Found the book went into too much detail when explaining studies.

Group genius: The creative power of collaboration. Creative teaching: Collaborative discussion as disciplined improvisation. Group creativity: Music, theater, collaboration. Lawrence USA, Erlbaum Associates 2003, 2003. Psychology Press, 2003. The new science of learning. The Cambridge handbook of the learning sciences 1, 18, 2006.

Creativity has long been thought to be an individual gift, best pursued alone; schools, organizations, and whole industries are built on this idea. But what if the most common beliefs about how creativity works are wrong? Group Genius tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity, revealing that creativity is always collaborative-even when you're alone. Sharing the results of his own acclaimed research on jazz groups, theater ensembles, and conversation analysis, Keith Sawyer shows us how to be more creative in collaborative group settings, how to change organizational dynamics for the better, and how to tap into our own reserves of creativity.
Comments: (7)
Brazil
Group Genius was recommended to me by a good friend of mine, however it was quite different from my expectations. I was expecting a book about teams and I got a book about creativity. But hey, that's my fault believing recommendations blindly. Group Genius was different than I expected, yet it was an excellent book.

The central theme of the book is that creativity always comes from groups of people and never really from the lone and crazy inventor. New ideas are always created together with the idea of others. Therefore, if you want to have creativity in your organization, promoting this "collaborative web" is a good idea.

The book consists of 3 different parts. The first part (4 chapters) talks about creating creativity in teams. About how teams can be more... or less than the sum of it's parts and also how to create the environment for creating group flow... the state of productivity and creativity in a group.

The second part (3 chapters) is about creativity research and how people perceive creativity and why their perceptions is often not reality. It contains wonderful descriptions of research experiments and historical facts and the authors perspective on those historical facts. The creativity research is often surprising!

The last part of the book (4 chapters) takes the learnings of the previous chapters and gives suggestions on how to practically apply them in collaborative organization. It explains that as an organization, you need to realize that ideas are created in cooperation between people even with the outside of the organization and trying to put too much control on this will probably kill the creativity and innovation, which on the long-term will probably be harmful for the organization. It gives wonderful examples of this happens, for example, the computer industry from Boston (controlling) vs the one in California (more open).

All in all, I enjoyed the book a lot and it had a couple of very interesting points and insights. It was well written and well researched (though, at times I felt the author did look at e.g. historical events only from the perspective that would make the point he was trying to make). I'd recommend anyone who is interested in creativity to read it and understand the impact of the research and history that the author is describing. All in all, I was thinking between 4 and 5 Amazon stars, yet I decided to go with 4 because though the book is great and insightful, it wasn't a WOW book for me. Still recommended.
Daiktilar
`Group Genius' is a myth busting work articulating the results of many studies into how the creative process works. It demonstrates the difference between how we perceive it working and how it actually works.

In short:
While we perceive that we have sudden moments of insight, the `eureka!' moment, in reality these moments are really achieved through lots of tiny steps usually strongly influenced by input from other people. This process is not an `assertion' it is the result of many objective studies which are detailed in the book. The really interesting aspect of this is that the people that experienced the creative `eureka!' moment almost always perceived the experience differently to what actually took place.

What I learned:
1. That we cannot trust our subjective experiences to necessarily accurately reflect reality, at least not without objectively testing them.
2. There is not so much mystery nowadays regarding "Insight" or "Hunches" or "Instincts" and they are certainly not supernatural. They are understandable in practical ways.
3. If you study the latest developments and learnings in the field of neuroscience much of what used to be the realm of the `spiritual' and the `mystery of human existence' and `consciousness' is being understood in much the same way as we have learned why the sun comes up, why people get ill and why it rains.

The question:
Do you have the curiosity, drive and interest to learn about reality? Or like so many people nowadays do you prefer to sit inside of a protective shell of subjectivity and ignorance regarding the human experience?

The knowledge is there for those interested in learning.
Tori Texer
After reading Keith Sawyer's interesting work for years, I added Group Genius as a required text in an Organization Design MBA class I teach. Students are evening students, middle managers to above. They represent all domains, IT, Finance, Engineering, Law, Accounting, Real Estate/Construction and other sciences as well. Following the addition of Group Genius, students began to turn in truly innovative work, creative and original, beyond anything I've seen in years of teaching. They recognized that this was no ordinary text but one they could apply instantly to their own group and team work. They wrote about using it immediately in the workplace, with extraordinary results. That's what I found too, in the classroom, among working people, extraordinary results.
Thetalas
As someone whose job has a lot to do with the development of innovative ideas, this book was an eye opener.
Through interesting stories on how certain inventions came to be and well based on research the author explains how the myth of the lone genius coming up with an idea all on his own is simply a myth. Our thoughts are the product of our interactions with other and even when we believe that a thought is our own private creation it is actually the end of a gradual process that depends on thoughts of others.

Highly recommended.