1st Edition

Maximizing Fulfillment at Work A Workbook to Unlock Optimal Team Performance

By Bren Slusser Copyright 2025
    128 Pages
    by Routledge

    128 Pages
    by Routledge

    This practical workbook provides guidance for applying tacit knowledge to the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) to promote positive workplace culture and creativity.

    Based on theories presented in Examining Creativity in the Workplace by Nahanni Freeman and Brenda Slusser, the workbook looks at five key areas of tacit knowledge, showing its importance in any organization to promote creativity and innovation in the workplace. Each section begins with a summary of key research and concepts that are supported by case studies, discussion questions and other practical activities to solidify understanding of the terms and ideas learned and unlock optimal team performance. With its accessible structure, it highlights how cultural diversity is a must within any organization for the successful formation of social networks where tacit knowledge can be transferred, and suggests how HRM activities and best practices are critical for increasing engagement and fostering a positive working environment that lets innovation thrive.

    Suitable as a standalone text or alongside Examining Creativity in the Workplace, this workbook is the ideal resource for use as part of corporate-level training for practitioners, as well as in the classroom for scholars and postgraduate students in Human Resource Management and Behavioral Psychology programs.


    1. Creativity, Culture, and Human Resource Management

    2. Capturing Tacit Knowledge in Human Resource Management

    3. HRM Fostering Engagement Resulting in Creativity and Innovation

    4. Qualitative Research in Tacit Knowledge Transfer and Workplace Creativity

    5. Qualitative Research in Tacit Knowledge Transfer and Organizational Performance

    Research Opportunities


    Bren Slusser, SHRM-SCP has made a career in Human Resources as well as spending many years in higher education in the United States. Bren received her PhD in Organization and Management with an Emphasis in Human Resource Management, from Capella University, an MBA is from the University of Phoenix, all while working full time and raising a family. Her BA in Japan Studies is from the University of Washington, USA.