The authors of the international bestseller
Riding the Waves of Culture broaden their
focus to help you employ the diversity in your
organization to foster innovation.
Companies that successfully harness employees'
creativity and convert it to business
innovation are leading the charge today.
While this isn't a brand-new concept, no one
has explained how connections between people
initially remote from each other generate
innovation--until now. Riding the Waves of
Innovation fills the void.
The key is for leaders and managers like you
to carefully address and make the most of
the three entities that are most vital to your
business's approach to driving innovation
throughout your global culture:
- The individuals who compose your team.
Are you encouraging them to champion
innovation and bring it to fruition? You'll
learn how such methodologies as the Myers-
Briggs Type Indicator and Kolb's Learning
Style Inventory can be developed to
avoid stereotyping your people and build
- Your teams.
Are you encouraging them to
Fons Trompenaars and Charles
Hampden-Turner teach you to define the
role best suited for each team member; reconcile
any differences between, or amongst,
them; and ensure that their work together is
- Your organization.
Does it maintain a global
culture of innovation? The authors' in-depth
research, playfully illustrated via inventive
graphs and business-world anecdotes, will
teach you to ensure that adaptability, shared
goals and values, reliability, and commitment
are all universally acknowledged and
embraced aspects of your business's corporate