Management Practice Insights


Management Practice Insights

Year: 2023, Volume: 1, Issue: 2, Pages: 36-40

Original Article


Received Date:12 May 2023, Accepted Date:01 September 2023, Published Date:12 October 2023


Problem of practice: An innovative organization is likely to have a competitive edge. To become an innovative organization, culture and leadership are crucial factors, but also hard to pin down. What type of organizational culture can lead to innovation? Which of the several possible leadership styles can foster innovation in your team and in the broader organization? In our essay, we synthesize two research studies – the first study by Li and team pinpoints how a culture of inclusion helps to stimulate innovation – both radical and incremental.1 The second study by Bracht and team helps to identify which forms of leadership are best for fostering innovative behavior among your team members and followers2


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