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SELECTED ARTICLES

Celebrating 50 years of reflective practice: Versions of Creative Problem Solving

This article highlights 50 years of development based on Alex Osborn’s first introduction of Creative Problem Solving (CPS), and summarizes the major advances in deliberately developing creative talent.

Understanding Individual Problem-Solving Style: A Key to Learning and Applying Creative Problem Solving

When people understand their preferred style of problem solving, they are better able to: learn and apply tools more effectively, improve their contributions to teamwork, and produce better results.  The focus of this article is on VIEW: An Assessment of Problem Solving Style.

Teamwork for Transformation: Applying VIEW for High Performance

This article highlights the importance of teamwork and illustrates how problem-solving style plays a key role in improving creative collaboration in teams.

Creative Climate: A Leadership Lever for Innovation

This article reports the results of a study that clearly indicates the importance of the leader’s role in creating a work climate supportive of creativity.  The study used the Situational Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ).

Leadership’s Role in Creative Climate Creation

This chapter summarizes many of the factors that influences the work environment for creativity and innovation with a focus on how leaders can directly and indirectly influence this kind of climate.

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

A Compendium of Evidence for Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) has been effectively applied and productively researched for over 65 years.  This resource contains nearly 1,000 citations and references that support CPS.

Readings and Resources on Climate for Creativity: An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography is focused on identifying resources and research on the work environment for creativity and innovation – with a focus on the Creative Climate Questionnaire (CCQ) and the Situational Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ).  More information, including numerous downloadable resources, is available at www.SOQonline.net.

VIEW: Literature and Resources

This bibliography is focused on identifying resources and research on the importance and value of problem solving style – with a focus on VIEW: An Assessment of Problem-Solving Style.  More information, including numerous downloadable resources, is available at www.VIEWAssessment.com.

Creative Approaches to Problem Solving: A Framework for Innovation and Change

This book provides a detailed description of the current approach to Creative Problem Solving including guidelines and tools for generating and focusing in order to obtain clarity, develop ideas, and take effective action.  It can be ordered at Sage Publishing or here on Amazon