5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams3 May, 2014 / Articles
Leaders are responsible to assemble teams and lead them to finest performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative. Leaders must foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovation mindset where each employee learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the organization.
A recent Wall Street Journal article titled, Together We Innovate, addressed the importance of employees working together in an effort to pull new ideas from multiple sources regardless of hierarchy or rank. It states that, “most companies continue to assume that innovation comes from that individual genius, or, at best, small, sequestered teams that vanish from sight and then return with big ideas.” The article argues that “most innovations are created through networks — groups of people working in concert.”
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