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The role of leadership in creating innovative behaviour in the workplace

Zakaria, Nazlina and Chew Abdullah, Nor Azimah (2008) The role of leadership in creating innovative behaviour in the workplace. In: The 4th National Human Resource Management Conference 2008, 17-19 August 2008 , Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson. (Unpublished)

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In today’s highly competitive global business environment, organizations are revitalizing their workplace strategies for their long-term survival. Change is vital and innovation is the engine of change. Innovation is the key towards overcoming the challenges posed by the competitive business surroundings.To foster innovative behaviours in employees, organizations need to recognize the importance of leadership traits, which includes innovative role-modelling, intellectual stimulation, providing vision, support, required resources, recognition and feedback, as well as playing a major role in consulting, delegating, rewarding and assigning tasks to employees. Leaders are also responsible to educate their subordinates so that they have the skills and attitudes necessary for innovation. These skills and attitudes will help the employees to better adjust to change; able to work in diverse groups; capable of performing with new processes; and produce new or improved products. To sum up, leaders are the key players in initiating the situation for change and cultivating innovative behaviour of their workforce.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia and the Negeri Sembilan State Government.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 01:10
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 07:40

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