Dr Dirk Deichmann

Dirk Deichmann

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Dirk Deichmann is an Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In his research he focuses on the determinants and consequences of creative and innovative behavior, with particular emphasis on the question of how sustained and successful idea generation, development, and implementation can be achieved.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Publications

Professional Publications (13)

Scholarly Publications (6)

Doctoral Thesis

Recognitions

Editorial positions (8)

  • Academy of Management Review

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Administrative Science Quarterly

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Product Innovation Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Science

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Creativity and Innovation Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Memberships (2)

Media

Media items

  • Minicursus designloodsen

    Designers frequently collaborate with large companies, where processes are often complex, and very political. This can mean that good ideas get stranded in an organizational hierarchy and are not implemented. Therefore, a study...

  • Get your ideas implemented

    Designers frequently collaborate with large companies, where processes are often complex, and very political. This can mean that good ideas get stranded in an organizational hierarchy and are not implemented. Therefore, a study...

  • Studenten en medewerkers lopen van Rotterdam naar Den Haag voor vluchtelingen

    During the night of the refugees, walkers raised over 1 million Euro by walking from Rotterdam to the Hague. Dirk Deichmann participated and commented on the difficulty of the trip, and expressed respect and admiration for all...

  • How Design Thinking Turned One Hospital into a Bright and Comforting Place

    Over the past 10 years, the hospital’s managers have transformed their institution from the usual, grim, human-repair shop into a bright and comforting place. By incorporating design thinking and design principles into their...

  • How Design Thinking Turned One Hospital into a Bright and Comforting Place

    Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such...

  • Show Me The Money -- Why Jerry Maguire Motivation Is Still Key To Business Innovation

    Every company needs a constant flow of new ideas – ideas that can improve processes, create efficiencies, spot gaps in the market and lead to the introduction of new products and services. Many of these ideas will come from the...

  • ABN AMRO EN ING BIJ DE BEST PRESTERENDE BANKEN VAN EUROPA

    ABN Amro and ING are among the most profitable banks in Europe, according to the Financieele Dagblad. Also the provision of mortgages and loans is on the rise. Dirk Schoenmaker thinks it is a good example of FIFO: First In First...

  • Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

    Creativity is becoming part of the job description for more and more occupations. Whether you are trying to reconcile conflicting stakeholder priorities, finding a solution to a customer’s issue, or launching a new product line,...

  • How Design Thinking Is Improving Patient-Caregiver Conversations

    Dirk Deichmann co-authored this article for Harvard Business Review on how design thinking is being implemented at Rotterdam Eye Hospital with the goal of improving the patient-caregiver experience.

  • Tien minuten mindfulness maakt je creatiever

    Hectic working conditions and stress undermine the focus and creativity that employees need in order to think innovatively. Alumna Emma Schootstra (MSc Management of Innovation), Dirk Deichmann and Evgenia Dolgova of RSM have...

  • De Hele Afdeling Creatiever Op De Brainstorm

    In the past, companies had R&D departments which were responsible for inventing creative, new things. Now everyone in a company is expected to be able to do that. A one-off 10-minute mindfulness meditation session can lead to an...

  • Goed nieuws-overzicht: Wind maakt koffie met fruitsmaak, Saudi's naar de bios

    This news summary references Dirk Deichmann and his new study on meditation and its effects on creativity. It was found that allowing employees to meditate just ten minutes a day helps them to find more creative solutions to their...

  • 10 Minutos De Meditação Consciente Tornam-te Mais Criativo

    This article references a new study by alumna Emma Schootstra, assistant professor Dirk Deichmann, and researcher Evgenia Dolgova of RSM. They found that a single 10-minute session of conscious mindfulness meditation can help...

  • Creatief denken op het werk: start met 10 minuten mindfulness

    Organising a ten-minute mindfulness meditation can promote creative thinking at work shows a new study by RSM alumna Emma Schootstra and researchers Evgenia Dolgova and Dirk Deichmann.

  • Goed nieuws: Syrië omarmt 'Parijs', ezels knuffelen en schildpad uit de kast

    This news recap references Dirk Deichmann's new study on how mindfulness meditation can influence employee productivity.

  • Open Innovation Generates Great Ideas, So Why Aren’t Companies Adopting Them?

    An article on how companies use innovation for Harvard Business Review, co-written by Dirk Deichmann of RSM.

  • Werknemers creatiever na meditatie

    Following ten minutes of mindfulness meditation, employees are able to come up with more creative solutions for work problems. This is the conclusion drawn in a recent study by researchers Evgenia Dolgova and Dirk Deichmann and...

  • Using mindfulness to increase creativity in the workplace

    Employees who take part in a ten-minute mindfulness session are more likely to generate original ideas, new research by Dirk Deichmann, Evgenia Dolgova and Emma Schootstra of RSM reveals.

  • 10 minutes of mindfulness can make you more creative

    Employees who take part in a ten-minute mindfulness session are more likely to generate original ideas, shows new research by Dirk Deichmann, Evgenia Dolgova and alumna Emma Schootstra of RSM.

  • How 10 minutes of mindfulness can make employees happier and more creative

    Mindfulness can boost workplace happiness, which has an immediate effect on the bottom line. According to new research from RSM, ten minutes of mindfulness alone can boost happiness and creativity. Researchers Dirk Deichmann,...

  • Mindfulness at work: how 10 minutes can make employees more creative

    Evgenia Dolgova and Dirk Deichmann, both faculty at RSM, have written an article with Emma Schootstra, RSM alumna. The article discusses mindfulness in the workplace. They have researched the effects of mindfulness and have found...

  • Kans op innovatie hoger in team

    Dirk Deichman, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM and his research partner Michael Jensen have done research if it is more effective to work in teams or to work alone. In their...

  • Teams komen met betere ideeën dan individuen

    Dirk Deichman, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM and his research partner Michael Jensen have done research if it is more effective to work in teams or to work alone. In their...

  • How One Hospital Improved Patient Safety in 10 Minutes a Day

    An article written by Dirk Deichmann, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM. Dirk studied how a simple card game of 10 minutes improved coworkers to work together more easily and how...

  • Want to improve patient care and staff morale? Take 10 minutes for a shift meeting and a special game of cards

    An article describing Dirk Deichmann's, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM, newest research. Dirk studied how a simple card game of 10 minutes improved coworkers to work together...

  • Why employees resist sharing new ideas with teams

    Dirk Deichmann, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM and his research partner Michael Jensen have done research to find if it is more effective to work in teams or to work alone. In...

  • Why employees resist sharing new ideas with teams – even if it means failure

    Dirk Deichmann, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM and his research partner Michael Jensen have done research to find if it is more effective to work in teams or to work alone. In...

  • Why do employees resist sharing new ideas with teams?

    Dirk Deichmann, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM and his research partner Michael Jensen have done research to find if it is more effective to work in teams or to work alone. In...

  • Employee resistance in sharing ideas with teams undermines success

    Dirk Deichmann, Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM and his research partner Michael Jensen have done research to find if it is more effective to work in teams or to work alone. In...

  • Why businesses should encourage employees to share new ideas with team-mates

    Employees often develop innovative ideas alone even though this is less successful than teamwork, according to new research from RSM conducted by Dirk Deichmann of RSM.

Discovery items

Teams generate better ideas than individuals

Even tiny teams of two develop better ideas than individuals. Yet, many people want to generate ideas alone. Dirk Deichmann researched why.

How ten minutes of mindfulness could make you more creative

How do you come up with innovative ideas in a stressful work environment? Ten minutes of mindfulness meditation can boost your creativity.

Leadership that offers rewards triggers more employee ideas

Generating ideas is essential for companies to improve processes and create efficiencies. And there are direct links between the type of leadership and the number of successful ideas generated.

Rejection motivates to come back for more

Assistant Professor Dirk Deichmann of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) reveals the surprising positive effect of rejection.

Courses

Innovation Management

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAD01
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Innovation management

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BKB0028
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Harnessing creativity

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BKBMIN045
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Past courses

Mastering Networks for Innovation

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME051
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Mastering Networks for Innovation

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSMME088
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Award

  • ERIM Top Article Junior Award (2015)