Stimulating individual and team creativity

Presenter: Professor Christina E. Shalley (Thomas R. Williams-Wachovia Professor and GT ADVANCE Professor, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Held: Thursday 21 June 2012, 6.00pm, Bradley Forum, UniSA City West campus

Professor Christina Shalley will discuss how individual and team creativity can be enhanced at work. Organisations hope that creativity will encourage entrepreneurial thinking, improve individual and team performance, facilitate organisational growth and make the organisation a stronger competitor in the international marketplace. Creativity can be demonstrated in any job and at any level of an organisation, but how can organisations nurture their employees' creative potential? Drawing on cutting edge research, Professor Shalley will explain how individuals can develop their creative thinking skills and how organisations can manage the work context to harness the creative potential of their employees.

Christina E. Shalley received her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her current research interests include investigating the effects of various social and contextual factors in enhancing employee creativity. Her work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.She is editor of the Handbook of Organizational Creativity and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organizational Psychology Review. She teaches courses on individual and team creativity, negotiation and conflict resolution, research methods, and human resource management.