3: Dealing with competing innovation demands
More than just a PR campaign, companies need to embrace diversity in order to be truly innovative. In the light of our research this topic looks at how different cultures, countries and company’s approach: innovation, leadership and other models. (task vs people, collective vs collaborative, & monochronic vs polychronic.)
By understanding the tension of the ‘Paradoxical Innovation Orientations’, and ambidextrous approaches to leadership, leaders can learn to communicate more effectively, without judging. The introduction of the iLCi graphs (assessment tool) will help leaders see there is value on any position in the poles and indeed discover its only the combination of the diversity that allows sustainable growth. Rather than default their own personality bias, leaders can learn to become more empathetic and respectful on projects and with clients. Using the Dynamic Polar Positioning (PoP) Tool: leaders will learn to navigate the polar positions and how to avoid skidding off the road along with the danger zones to be aware of.