Why knowledge sharing should be your #1 priority

According to one study, 60 % of employees have had difficulties getting their colleagues to share information that’s vital to their work. That can be detrimental on many levels. We’ve all experienced it. Withholding or concealing information is still widespread, perhaps due to fear of losing power or the status you get from knowing “unique” … Continue reading Why knowledge sharing should be your #1 priority

Real innovation involves your entire company

People in key positions drive new thinking and innovation. But without the rest of the company involved, the chances are smaller to succeed. Harvard Business Review recently published the article “Real Innovation Requires more than an R&D Budget”. Having studied innovation for more than 25 years, Gina O’Connor believes that there is an overly narrow … Continue reading Real innovation involves your entire company

A note on team diversity

In a group setting, there’s a basic psychological need to make sense of each other in relation to one self.  Team diversity therefore poses challenges to group interaction and synergy. Van Knippenberg and Schippers propose to look at group diversity as two perspectives (2007). First, the information perspective looks at diversity at broadening the pool … Continue reading A note on team diversity

Why you need to know about absorptive capacity

For creativity and innovation to manifest within a company, absorptive capacity is key. Organizational learning and knowledge creation ultimately help shape a company’s ability to innovate. Especially the knowledge flows across networks positively affect the organizational capabilities. But this knowledge creation are often restricted to parts of the organization sharing the same education and background, … Continue reading Why you need to know about absorptive capacity