It’s challenging to steer an organization through a crisis. And when several crises converge at once the challenge is even greater. 2020 has been a year, marked by unprecedented turmoil. Business leaders have grappled with a deadly pandemic, a sharp economic contraction, a dismantling of business norms, and a social reckoning stirred by the police killing of George Floyd.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Sharing creative ideas at work can be risky. What if a suggestion appears foolish? What if it upsets a comfortable routine? What if it fails? When in doubt, many employees keep their mouths shut. One way to counteract these instincts and foster creativity is to develop a seemingly unrelated skill: Networking. Professor Vijaya Venkataramani at the University of Maryland's Robert H.
Latest research from the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business If you are a leader and manager in your organization, you likely understand that fostering creative ideas leads to innovation within your organization. You also are likely to understand that networking within and outside of your organization is beneficial to your ability to implement and be effective as a change agent in your organization.
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They could determine how innovative you are at work. The network of your “alters” — the people you turn to for problem-solving advice — can also help you become more creative, according to new research.