UOP OI361 full course

Week One: Introduction
to Innovation, Design, and Creativity

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Due

Points

Objectives

1.1
Compare and contrast
innovation, design, and creativity.
1.2
Analyze the benefits of
innovation, design, and creative thinking in meeting organizational
objectives.
1.3 Identify the internal and external drivers of innovation.

10/17

Reading

Read Ch. 1 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

10/17

Reading

Read Ch. 20 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

10/17

Reading

Read Ch. 30 of Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity.

10/17

Reading

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

10/17

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

10/17

3

Individual
Definition Paper

Write a 350- to 700-word paper
that definesand compares and contrasts the following:

·
Innovation
·
Design
·
Creativity

Describe the importance of the three
itemsin
meeting organizational
objectives.

Includeat least one source other
than the textbook.

Formatyour paper consistent with
APAguidelines.

10/17

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Week Two: Impact
of Innovation, Design, and Creativity on the Organization

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Due

Points

Objectives

1
2
2.1
Evaluate the impact of
innovation, design, and creativity on strategy.
2.2 Evaluate the impact of innovation on different industries.

10/24

Reading

Read Ch. 6 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 11 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 15 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Reading

Read Ch. 24 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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Participation

Participate in class discussion.

10/24

3

Learning Team
Benefit and
Drivers Paper

Selectone of theVirtualOrganizations that could
benefit from a new focus on creativity and innovation.You will use thisVirtualOrganization inyourfuture Learning
Team assignments.

Assume the role of a consultant team
for theVirtualOrganization you selectedto help the
organization become more innovative.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that includes the following:

·
Identifies the internal and
external drivers of innovation for the organization
·
Describes
how innovation, design, and creative thinking might benefit
the organization in terms of meeting its organizational objectives

Includeat least one source other
than the textbook.

Formatyour paper consistent with
APAguidelines.

10/24

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Week Three: Creativity
for Innovative Decision Making

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Due

Points

Objectives

3

3.1
Identify the four steps
to changing mental models/mind sets.
3.2
Analyze the mental
models/mind sets that guide decision making in the workplace.
3.3 Compare and contrast the four styles of creative intelligence and
their influence on organizational decision making.

10/31

Reading

Read Ch. 1 of Creative
Intelligence.

10/31

Reading

Read Ch. 2 of Creative
Intelligence.

10/31

Reading

Read the Preface of The
Power of Impossible Thinking.

10/31

Reading

Read the Introduction of The
Power of Impossible Thinking.

10/31

Reading

Read Ch. 1 of The
Power of Impossible Thinking.

10/31

Reading

Read Ch. 2 of The
Power of Impossible Thinking.

10/31

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

10/31

3

Learning Team Instructions
Creative
Intelligence Profile

Complete the Creative Intelligence
Profile found in Ch. 2 of Creative
Intelligence.You will use this profile inyourWeek Four Learning Team assignment.

10/31

Individual
Organizational
Impact Paper

Select one organization from each of
the organizational types addressed in the WeekTwo readings—manufacturing and the service industry.

Writea 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:

·
Evaluates
the impact
that innovation, design, and creativity have on the
strategy of the two organizations
·
Considers
processes, products, or services of your selected organizations

Format your paper consistent with
APAguidelines.

10/31

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Week Four:
Tools and Techniques for Innovation and Creativity

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Points

Objectives

4

4.1 Explain the tools and techniques used in new product development
processes.
4.2 Identify the four basic phases of the Phased Project Planning
process.
4.3 Explain how to evaluate the results of a creative/innovative process
for continuous improvement.

11/7

Reading

Read Ch. 3 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

11/7

Reading

Read Ch. 25 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

11/7

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

11/7

3

Individual
Mental
Model/Mindsets Paper

Assume you work in Human Resources
as a part of the management team for AAA Transportation in Waukegan, WI,
which has recently been acquired. AAA Transportation is an interstate
trucking company that specializes in transporting wholesale produce in
refrigerated trailers throughout the Midwest. The new owners want to make
some sweeping changes in the services offered. One of the things that they would like to
do is add delivery of nonperishable products,such as canned foods, to their delivery
routes, allowing AAA to expand the area they cover and to provide expanded
service to their existing customers. Theythinkthat, because many of the routes donot require a full
load on the trucks, there is room to add the nonperishable goods and provide
delivery at a lower rate than the customers are now paying.

Two of your coworkers, Vernon
and Bud, are resistant to the changes proposed by the new owners. Vernon
supervises the company’s drivers and Bud works in the corporate offices.
Vernon doesnot think that it is a good idea to expand out of their core business, while Bud
thinks that AAA isnot strong enough to compete with existing companies that service
the nonperishable foods market (several of whom AAA has had a long history of
mutually respecting each others’ customers and routes); they risk alienating
long-term customers; and transporting nonperishable goods in refrigerated
trailers is inefficient. Both employees have been with the company for more
than 20 years and havemuch influence among the rest of the employees. Management does not want to terminate such
long-term and influential employees but need for Vernon and Bud to join the
effort to make the company successful.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper
in which you define and discuss mental model/mindsets and their impact on you
and your two coworkers.

Identify the four steps to changing
mental models/mind sets and how you could use them to bring Vernon and Bud
onto the team.

Identify the five forces that
influence those mental model/mindsets of your coworkers and discuss how those
forces might affect your coworkers’ mindsets.

Include examples of what mental
models/mindsets are possibly affecting Vernon and Bud’s decision-making
processes and affecting their relationship with the company.

Analyze your most commonly used
mental models/mindsets that guide your decision making in the workplace. How
do these models influence your decision making?

Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.

11/7

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Learning Team Assignment
Creative
Intelligence and Leadership

Use the sameVirtualOrganization your
team selected in the previous weeks’ assignments.

Assume the role of the management
team for thatVirtualOrganization.

Write, individually, a 350- to
700-word response to the following question:

·
Based on your individual
Creative Intelligence Profiles, how might each member affect innovation
within the organization?

Compare your responses with those of
your team members and describe whether or not you agree with their responses.
Explain whyor why not.

Format your response consistent with APA guidelines.

11/7

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Week Five: Creating
and Sustaining an Innovative Organizational Culture

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Due

Points

Objectives

5

5.1
Assess leadership’s role
in creating, managing, and sustaining an innovative organization.
5.2 Differentiate between noninnovative and innovative organizations.

11/14

Reading

Read Ch. 21 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

11/14

Reading

Read Ch. 27 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

11/14

Reading

Read Ch. 30 of Managing
Innovation, Design and Creativity.

11/14

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

11/14

3

Individual
Organizational
Transformation Q & A

Write a 700- to 1,050-word response
to the following questions:

·
How would you identify and
characterize the roles of incentives, training, and education in promoting
innovation in your organization?

·
What is the role of
leadership in creating, managing, and sustaining innovation in your
organization?

·
What are the ethical
implications of an individual reward system? Support your answer.

·
Would you describe your
organization as innovative or noninnovative? Explain your answer.

Format your response consistent with
APAguidelines..

11/14

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Learning Team
Innovation
Process Presentation

Use the sameVirtualOrganization your
team selected in the previous weeks’ assignments.

Prepare a 15- to 20-minute Microsoft®
PowerPoint® presentation accompanied by 8–12 slides.

Identify and discuss the four basic
phases of the Phased Project Planning process.

Explain how you will apply the
innovative process to change your selected organization.

Identify the appropriate tools and
techniquesyou will use in this process and explain why these were selected.

Discuss how you will measure your
results and what steps your selected organization will take to ensure
continuous improvement.

Include detailed speaker notes with
your presentation.

Format your presentation consistent
with APAguidelines.

11/14

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