Workplace Culture

Wanted: New Leadership Mindsets to Generate Continuous Innovation

The traditional leadership mindset and style does not work well in an organization trying to create a culture for continuous improvement and innovation. Needed are leaders who embrace ambiguity, rapid change, and people skills like networking and inclusive relationship building.
— By Donna Chan

“We don’t do things that way,” says the manager to the employee. Right at that point, the manager has lost an opportunity to hear a new idea or perspective. Maybe the employee had a more efficient way of getting the work done or a new idea that needed exploration. The traditional leadership style is based on meeting deadlines, increasing productivity, and predi....