In theory, work groups are more creative than individual efforts. However, in practice this is often not the case because it is difficult to access individuals’ knowledge perspectives in group settings. This course will help you to build cohesion and increase motivation and coordination in your work group. This will lead to much higher creative output and deliver increased productivity and results.
Participants in the class will:
Discover what a successful creative team looks like and how to get your team to that state
Recognize the symptoms of groupthink in the decision process
Uncover how to bring out ideas in group settings
Understand how dissention can affect group settings
Gain applications to help your team feel comfortable in voicing opinions
Course runs from 7:45am–12pm. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and continental breakfast.
This program is appropriate for anyone who leads or participates in work teams.
Craig R. M. McKenzie is a professor in the Rady School of Management and in the UC San Diego Department of Psychology.
His interests revolve around inference, uncertainty and choice. Most of his recent research explains errors people purportedly make in the laboratory by adopting a different (usually Bayesian) normative approach to the task of interest and taking into account the typical structure of the natural environment. He argues that many errors are the result of people behaving as (qualitative) Bayesians who make reasonable assumptions about task parameters that reflect how the world usually works.
McKenzie has won research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Operations Research Society of America and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology in 1994 from the University of Chicago.