Does your company have a high performing, healthy and innovative culture?
Many challenges that companies face today from employee engagement to competitive threats stem from deeper cultural norms that also impact performance and innovation. Use our proprietary innovation-readiness assessment to start tracking your culture and improving innovation, performance and employee satisfaction.
We are investigating how different factors like gender bias or the type of work employees engage in impacts innovation and organizational culture.
Diverse groups have the potential to be more innovative. But are they in practice?
We conducted a qualitative research study to see how gender bias impacts women's ability to contribute to organizational innovation in the technology industry. We found that despite DEI efforts, there are significant barriers that women face in driving their ideas which leads to a high cost both for women and their companies.
We identified four cognitive and psychological mechanisms underlying the challenges that women face - Evaluation apprehension, Groupthink, Cognitive Dissonance and Tokenism.
Our study offers different strategies leaders and organizations can employ to create healthier environments and mitigate the impact of biases in innovative work.
Unhealthy cultures arise when there is an imbalance beween routine and non-routine (creative) work.
As an example, when routine productivity expectations are so high that creativity gets pushed out, we get the Hamster Wheel culture. Or, when a high value is placed on visionary ideas but not as much on practicality and execution, it leads to a Pipe Dream culture.
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