Managing the R&D Environment for Creativity
This two day workshop is designed to provide middle to
senior level R&D managers with the knowledge and skills required to develop
a working environment that is supportive of creativity and productivity. This
workshop draws heavily on the vast literature on the management of technological
innovation and R&D management.
Who Should Attend
R&D personnel who are responsible for the selection and development of
new R&D supervisors, and for the overall working environment in the laboratory.
1. SELECTING AND DEVELOPING NEW R&D SECTION
HEADS OR GROUP LEADERS
- Why Scientists Must Become Managers
- Transition Problems Experienced by New R&D Managers
- Solutions to Transition Problems
2. MANAGING THE CHANGE PROCESS
3. AVOIDING TECHNOLOGICAL OBSOLESCENCE AND BURNOUT
- Types of Change
- The Change Process
- Introducing Change Effectively
- Reasons R&D Employees Resist Change
- Reducing Resistance to Change
4. ESTABLISHING A CREATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Preventing and Combatting Obsolescence
- Age and R&D Productivity
- Sources of Stress in R&D
- Burnout Prevention
- Characteristics of Creative Personnel
- Managerial Actions that Support/Discourage Creativity
- Managerial Actions that Suport/Discourage Productivity
Workshop Director: Thomas E. Clarke,
Mr. Clarke has designed and presented R&D management
workshops and courses to scientific personnel in government and industrial laboratories
for twenty-five years, and has been a consultant to several government
departments on intellectual property management.
Group rates available..
Fee includes a workshop manual.
Stargate Consultants Limited
P.O. Box 2010, Nanaimo, BC
Canada, V9R 6X5
Tel/Fax: (250) 755-3066