PhD in Creativity
PhD candidate Lorna Boucher is Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer, and Global Head of Social Responsibility for Instinet Holdings Incorporated.
When multiple people collaborate on a creative project, negotiations will need to arrive at consensus. How do members of a team find ways to integrate their individual visions with others? How do we form effective teams? How do we lead them and provide input? Are there critical points in the collaborative creative process that require special attention? Are there signs when a team project is going well or off the rails? How do we steer it back on track? Boucher's dissertation focuses on articulating the dynamics of group creative process and how communication and leadership behaviors at various stages of a “project life cycle” might bring out creative ideas and enhance team performance.