Twelve steps to heaven: successfully managing change through developing innovative teams

Michael A. West, Giles Hirst, Andreas Richter, Helen Shipton

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Abstract

In this article we propose that work teams implement many of the innovative changes required to enable organizations to respond appropriately to the external environment. We describe how, using an input?–?process?–?output model, we can identify the key elements necessary for developing team innovation. We propose that it is the implementation of ideas rather than their development that is crucial for enabling organizational change. Drawing on theory and relevant research, 12 steps to developing innovative teams are described covering key aspects of the team task, team composition, organizational context, and team processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-299
Number of pages31
JournalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • work teams
  • external environment
  • developing team innovation
  • organizational change
  • team task
  • team composition
  • organizational context
  • team processes

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