Rosabeth Kanter has developed a list of ten types of attitudes that stifle creative and innovative attempts or disposition of the people in the organization.
Rosabeth Kanter has developed a
list of ten types of attitudes that stifle creative and innovative attempts or
disposition of the people in the organization. Such attitudes will have a
dampening effect on organizational creativity and innovation. An understanding
of the following points may help you avoid getting into the trap.
-- Viewing any new idea from below with suspicion- because it is new,
and because it is from below.
that people who need our approval to act first go through several
other levels of management to get their signatures.
-- Asking departments or individuals to
challenge and criticize each other’s proposals.
-- Expressing criticism freely and withholding
praise where it is due. (Keeping the people on their toes). Creating a fear
psychosis among people that they can be fired at any time.
-- Treating identification of problems as signs
of failure in order to discourage people from letting you know when something
in their area is not working.
-- Controlling everything carefully. Make sure
people count anything that can be counted frequently.
-- Making decisions to reorganize or changing
the policies in secret, and springing them on people unexpectedly.
-- Making sure that requests for information are
fully justified, and making doubly sure that it is not given out to managers
-- Assigning to lower-level managers, in the
name of delegation and participation, responsibility for figuring out how to
cutback, layoff, move people around, or otherwise implementing the threats you
have thrown around.
-- And above all, never forget that you the
higher - ups, already know everything important about this business.
Tags : Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Creativity And Innovation
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