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By Simon Moss, Ronald Francis

To reinforce the functionality in their staff, managers have to achieve a rare variety of judgements on a daily basis in line with info and coaching. yet are the assumptions and ideology at the back of those judgements constantly established in actual facts or do many stick with in its place the most recent administration fad or own opinion.

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To boost innovation, employees should learn a series of techniques that foster creativity, such as reading a series of unrelated facts, recounting their strengths, and incorporating terms such as ‘absorbed’, ‘interested’, ‘delighted’, or ‘challenge’ in their solutions to workplace issues. Informal occasions are more likely to foster creativity than are formal meetings. Finally, to enhance creativity even further, employees should be encouraged to ensure that an inspiring word — such as ‘absorbed’, ‘interested’, ‘delighted’, ‘initiative’, ‘unique’, or ‘challenge’ — is somehow included in their suggestion.

Red rather than blue surroundings have been shown to facilitate creative solutions (Soldat, Sinclair, & Mark, 1997). Throughout history, red has been connected to excitement and contentment, whereas blue has been linked to sadness and dissatisfaction. Red induces unconscious feelings of enthusiasm and contentment. When individuals are excited and content, they do not feel threatened or vulnerable but rather free to explore and acquire additional skills and insights. The unconscious experience of contentment that coincides with red surroundings has been demonstrated to promote creative, innovative thoughts.

Some managers believe activities of their own department are more consequential and complex than the activities of other departments (Jetten, Spears, & Manstead, 1997). They perceive their own workgroup as more advanced, more sophisticated or more important. As a consequence, they believe their department deserves more resources, assistance and attention from the organisation 31 Fads&Fallacies-FinalText 31/5/07 10:18 AM Page 32 THE SCIENCE OF MANAGEMENT to ensure they can fulfil their potential.

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