This weeks Briefings: Why introverts rarely emerge as leaders and The conditions for open innovation
This Week’s Research Briefings
This week we sent out the following research briefings to our members:
What creates the conditions for open innovation in an organisation
Keywords: open innovation, innovation, external knowledge, knowledge management, collaboration, openness, learning, organisational flexibility, entrepreneurial orientation, technology, reward system, incentives
One of the hot topics at the moment is open innovation. Open innovation really refers to an information age mindset towards innovation.
The idea is to purposefully seek out external knowledge and ideas. The assumption is that organisations can and should leverage external knowledge and not just focus on their own internal knowledge creation and innovation. This research briefing looks at what conditions help to get open innovation going in an organisation and include the five primary capabilities an organisation needs to make open innovation work.
Why introverts rarely emerge as leaders
Keywords: leadership, introvert, extrovert, introversion, extroversion, leadership development, emergent leadership, informal leadership, affective forecasting errors
Emergent, or informal, leaders are people who take on and are accepted as a leader, even though no formal leader has been prescribed. Not only do emerging leaders come across as leader like, they also tend to provide motivation, support, direction and a level of regulation or command that helps the team achieve its goals. Emergent leadership has become a growing area of interest, both within the research and within organisations. Recent studies have found that extroverts are significantly more likely to put themselves forward as leaders than introverts even though a number of studies have found that introverts often make better leaders in a variety of situations.
This research briefing looks at what holds introverts back from leadership roles and has important implications for leadership development
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