Culture is a key enabler of innovation in an organisation. Culture underpins the values that are important to people and the motivations for their behaviours. When these values and behaviours align with the goals of innovation, it can lead to high performance across teams that are tasked with the challenge of leading, inspiring and delivering innovation. Many scientists and researchers are faced with these challenges in various scenarios, yet may be unaware of the level of influence that comes from the culture they are part of.
In this episode we talk about what it means to design and embed a culture of innovation. We outline some of our findings in literature about the levels of culture that may be invisible or difficult to measure. Assessing culture helps understand the ways it can empower people to experiment and take risks, and the importance this has for innovation. And where a culture is deemed to be limiting innovation, action can be taken to motivate the right culture and steer the organisation towards a better chance of success.
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Recording date: 12 Aug 2022
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