Creativity—the generation of novel and useful ideas—is a valuable employee outcome associated with organizational sustainability and innovation. How can organizations provide means to foster creativity in their employees? How can leaders help employees solve problems in creative ways? How can individuals increase their creative activity? Why organizations with creative employees are not always innovative? What determines creativity at work in a team? This course aims to provide an initial solution to these and other questions related to creativity in organizations.
Pre-requisites: Management Principles or equivalent.
Helena González Gómez is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at NEOMA Business School. She has a PhD in Management (IE Business School), an MSc in Industrial Engineering (Universidad de los Andes). Her research interests include issues of emotions, creativity, leadership development, and nepotism.
She has been teaching organizational behavior, human resource management and creativity to executives, master, MBA and bachelor students. Her research has been published at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.
Prior to her doctoral studies she worked in the banking industry and filled positions in corporate banking, operations, information security and project management.