In this paper we discuss the intricacies of innovation leadership behaviour and design thinking as drivers and enablers of organizational innovation. We propose transformational leadership (TFL) and design thinking (DT) capabilities as suitable for alleviating issues of business innovation. Managers and the processes they apply, the behaviours they exert and the work cultures they promote are shaping the organisational practices and culture in which innovation occurs. As we explore the DT process and mindset and further conceptualise and interpreted it in light of transformational leadership theory we find that transformational leadership offers a theoretical lens through which the potential performance enhancing effects of DT can be explained. A conceptual model of design innovation leadership is proposed.
|Title of host publication||Papers from the 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Publisher||European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (30th : 2014) - Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
Duration: 3 Jul 2014 → 5 Jul 2014
|Conference||European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (30th : 2014)|
|City||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Period||3/07/14 → 5/07/14|
- transformational leadership
- design thinking
- organisational innovation
Groeger, L., & Schweitzer, J. (2014). Transformational leadership, design thinking and the innovative organization. In Papers from the 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014 (pp. 1-12). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS.