Adaption-Innovation theory (A-I theory) is a model of problem solving and creativity which aims to increase collaboration and reduce conflict within groups. A-I Theory and the associated Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI) have been extensively researched and are increasingly used as tools for teambuilding and personnel management. In Adaption-Innovation: In the Context of Diversity and Change, Dr Kirton outlines the central concepts of the theory, including the processes of problem solving, decision making and creativity. In addition, Dr Kirton focuses on how wide diversity within a team affects problem solving, creativity and effective management of change, as well as offering practical information for those helping diverse teams succeed in today''s demanding climate.
This timely and comprehensive text is written for anyone who wants to know more about problem solving, thinking style and creativity. As such it will appeal to a broad range of people, from human resource managers, business consultants and group trainers, to students of psychology, business, management, sociology, education and politics.