Alan Barker is Managing Director of Kairos Training Limited, a training consultancy specialising in communication skills and creativity. He is the author of 16 books, including Improve Your Communication Skills, How to Manage Meetings and How to Solve Almost Any Problem.
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Innovation must be managed. Managing innovation looks at the two essential components of organisational innovation: the project and the team. Innovation work is different from operational work, and must be managed differently. This book examines the various ways projects can develop around organisations: matrix management, the venture team and the independent project organisation. And, while most ‘teams’ in modern companies are anything but, Managing innovation shows how to build truly multi-functional teams that can deliver real innovation and integrate it into the fabric of any enterprise.
Alan Barker is an author, trainer and coach specialising in creativity, problem-solving and communication skills, with a particular interest in language. He has published over 25 books and ebooks, and has worked with managers on every continent except (so far) Australia and Antarctica. He is an affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of the European Speechwriter Network.