Coaching Collaborative Creativity and Innovation: An Action-Based Method for Sustainable Innovation, Learning and Development in Business Organizations

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Action Research for Sustainable Development in a Turbulent World, 2012, 1, pp. 127 - 150
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In an increasingly complex global environment, traditional approaches to strategic thinking and problem solving are proving to be inadequate. Design thinking (a process used by designers) and action research/action learning (processes used by managers for organizational change and development) provide some alternative approaches to overcome the inadequacies of traditional approaches to facilitating sustainable innovation. However, both design thinking and action research/action learning each has limitations. This chapter describes how these methodologies can be combined to overcome these limitations to coach managers collaboratively for creating new and better futures for their organizations
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