Essay on Leadership in Innovation

4898 Words Mar 4th, 2013 20 Pages
LEADERSHIP

The activity of leading a group of people or an

organization or the ability to do this.

Leadership involves

(1) establishing a clear vision,

(2) sharing that vision with others so that they will

follow willingly,

(3) providing the information, knowledge and methods

to realize that vision, and

(4) coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests

of all members and stakeholders.

Leadership is "organizing a group of people to achieve

a common goal".

ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY

GENERATION

Technology is now an integral part of learning and the

ability to learn and use technology is quickly becoming

a
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Organizational culture refers to the deep structure, the normative beliefs, and shared behavioral expectations in an organization. This culture is fairly constant and can have an influence on the interorganizational relations that occur. Climate refers to the way that individuals perceive the extent to which the organizational culture impacts them. The two essentially are interrelated. One proposed model for assessing a creative environment in organizations includes the following dimensions [21]:

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Encouragement of creativity

Encouragement of creativity is the most frequently mentioned dimension in the literature. It operates at three major levels, each level containing multiple aspects.

Conceptual Model Underlying Assessment of Perceptions of the Work Environment for Creativity [21]

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Organizational Encouragement

The first level is Organizational Encouragement. This involves encouragement of risk-taking and idea generation from all levels of management, fair and supportive evaluation of new ideas, recognition and reward of creativity, and collaborative idea flow across an organization. Each of these are equally important aspects of organizational encouragement but the third aspect, recognition and reward of creativity, may have adverse effects if the sole purpose for engaging in an activity is to gain reward.

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Supervisory Encouragement

The second

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