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What can leaders do to utilize the potential of creative ideas? A question that inspired 42 authors across four continents to go on a journey of discovery and publish the book called Capitalizing on creativity: Fostering the implementation of creative ideas in organizations . Here are my five cents on leadership of highly creative ideas to innovations from the Leadership toolbox lecture at BI Norwegian business school April 29th, 2016.
Btw. if interested in the book, feel free to use author event discount SKER35 to get it 35% off.
Capitalizing on creativity – New book March 16, 2016Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in book, creativity, innovation.
Proud! Happy! Excited to see our new book Capitalizing on Creativity launched! It does not happen every day to ripe the fruits of several years of work with a dream team – Matej Černe, Arne Carlsen, & Anders Dysvik. And it would not happen without dedicated support of Jana Krapez Trost, the Edward Elgar professional team as well as every single one of 42 engaged authors from four continents involved. Hope you will enjoy the read as we have been enjoying the process of making.
Interview in Advantage February 24, 2016Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in change management, creativity, innovation, interviews, knowledge hiding, leadership.
Advantage (BI alumni magazine) is out. Among many interesting reads, featuring an interview with my humble self. A really good opportunity for a bit of self-reflection when engaged with such a thoughtful conversationist. https://issuu.com/bi_business_school/docs/advantage
MKWCI TV 2015 November 20, 2015Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in creativity, innovation, learning networks, relations at work.
Tags: BI Learning Lab, BI Norwegian Business School, Miha Škerlavaj, MKWCI TV
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Have to say this, I am really proud of my MSc students at BI Norwegian Business School for the work they have done. MKWCI TV is a BI Learning Lab project created by students of major in Leadership and change, within the course Managing knowledge work, creativity and innovation. Students assumed the role of innovation journalists and co-created 12 digital video recorded narratives about chosen concepts and ideas from the course in real-life settings. Stories of success and failure, all deep learning about what is the role of people in innovation processes. Enjoy the show!
This time our team (Matej Cerne, Anders Dysvik and myself) banged our heads together to see how important is leadership support for innovation process (idea implementation to be precise). I am truly proud to announce that editor and reviewers at prominent management journal Leadership Quarterly found our contribution significant both for leadership and innovation scholars as well as practitioners and have accepted it for publication. Below are some details:
Škerlavaj, Miha, Černe, Matej, & Dysvik, Anders (In press): I get by with a little help from my supervisor: Creative idea generation, idea implementation, and perceived supervisor support. Leadership Quarterly.
In two studies using both field (165 employees and their 24 direct supervisors from a manufacturing firm in Study 1) and experimental (123 second-year undergraduate student participants in lab Study 2) data, we explore how perceived supervisor support acts as a crucial contingency that enables higher levels of idea implementation from creative-idea generation. First, we suggest that excessive creative-idea generation (in terms of both frequency and creativity of ideas) can lead to diminished returns with regards to idea implementation. Drawing on a resource allocation framework, we hypothesize and find a curvilinear inverse U-shaped relationship between employee creative-idea generation and implementation. Second, we examine perceived supervisor support as a moderator of the curvilinear inverse U-shaped relationship between idea generation and implementation. In line with our second hypothesis, we find that higher levels of perceived supervisor support dampen the curvilinear relationship between creative-idea generation and idea implementation. Accordingly, perceived supervisor support seems to provide employees with access to resources and support needed for idea implementation, making highly creative ideas more implementable.
CEEMAN Champion Research Award Interview December 19, 2013Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in awards, creativity, innovation, knowledge management.
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In CEEMAN News 70, an interview with myself and doc.dr. Matej Cerne is published. It is within the context of the CEEMAN Champion Research Award we got for our research in the field of managing knowledge, creativity, and innovation. Welcome to read and comment …
CEEMAN Research Award September 2, 2013Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in awards, creativity, innovation, knowledge management.
Tags: CEEMAN, Matej Černe, Miha Škerlavaj, research award
Cited from FELU webpages:
The researchers from The Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana and COBIK, Associate Professor Miha Škerlavaj, PhD and Assistant Professor Matej Černe, PhD have been selected as winners of the 2013 CEEMAN Champions’ Award in the Research category. Launched in 2010, the annual CEEMAN Champion Awards recognize and promote outstanding achievements of faculty, management, and staff from CEEMAN member institutions in the categories of teaching, research, institutional management, and responsible management education. The researchers have been awarded for their work focused on the study of knowledge and innovation management at the level of an individual, team, company, and economy. Such a holistic treatment of factors aimed at examining the context of knowledge, creativity and innovation management was designed to ultimately help organizations understand the conditions to achieve superior business performance and consequently the prosperity of society. Together, they have already published 24 SSCI-ranked papers in esteemed SCI/SSCI indexed journals, including one accepted for publication in The Academy of Management Journal, one of the highest ranked academic outlets in the field of management with a 2012 impact factor of 5.91. They will receive the award personally at the 21th CEEMAN Annual Conference Gala Dinner on September 27, 2013.
Kinda cool, I reckon. 🙂
Publication on management innovation in EMR June 29, 2013Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in innovation, knowledge management.
Tags: European Management Review, Jaklič Marko, management innovation, Škerlavaj Miha, Černe Matej
Again, I am proud of our little team who made it to another prominent research publication venue, that is European Management Review. We have published a paper on a most promissing topic of management innovation: ČERNE, Matej, JAKLIČ, Marko, ŠKERLAVAJ, Miha. Management innovation in focus : the role of knowledge exchange, organizational size, and IT system development and utilization. European management review, 2013.
Below is the abstract.
This study aims to design and test a model examining the antecedents of management innovation at the organizational level. We propose internal knowledge exchange as a crucial predictor of management innovation and examine the mediating effect of IT system development, as well as the moderating effect of organizational size in the examined relationship. We test the model using structural equation modeling and hierarchical moderated regression analysis on data gathered from 604 firms in three countries: Slovenia, Spain, and South Korea. The results indicate a crucial role of knowledge exchange for management innovation, as this link is positive, very strong and significant in all three countries. In addition, our study provided evidence that knowledge exchange results in management innovation through developed IT systems that enable the information and knowledge to flow within an organization, as well as that the relationship between knowledge exchange and management innovation is hindered by firms’ size.
Interested? Have a read of the full paper.