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Measuring an organization's innovation climate: a case study from Singapore

Measuring an organization's innovation climate: a case study from Singapore Purpose – The article aims to discuss the six key factors that were proposed and included in the design of a customized innovation climate questionnaire. Design/methodology/approach – The implementation case study of an innovation climate survey for a Singapore‐based real estate group is presented. In particular, the design of the questionnaire and selection of key factors to be measured are discussed. Findings – While not a “rigorous” instrument in the academic sense, the article can guide managers and organization development professionals to better gauge an organization's innovation climate and deepen the understanding of innovation culture. Originality/value – This article contributes to the existing innovation culture literature by providing a case study and deeper understanding of key factors to be measured in an innovation climate survey. These factors include shared vision, management support, community, individual creativity, implementation and motivators. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Development and Learning in Organizations Emerald Publishing

Measuring an organization's innovation climate: a case study from Singapore

Development and Learning in Organizations , Volume 25 (6): 3 – Oct 4, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1477-7282
DOI
10.1108/14777281111173342
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Abstract

Purpose – The article aims to discuss the six key factors that were proposed and included in the design of a customized innovation climate questionnaire. Design/methodology/approach – The implementation case study of an innovation climate survey for a Singapore‐based real estate group is presented. In particular, the design of the questionnaire and selection of key factors to be measured are discussed. Findings – While not a “rigorous” instrument in the academic sense, the article can guide managers and organization development professionals to better gauge an organization's innovation climate and deepen the understanding of innovation culture. Originality/value – This article contributes to the existing innovation culture literature by providing a case study and deeper understanding of key factors to be measured in an innovation climate survey. These factors include shared vision, management support, community, individual creativity, implementation and motivators.

Journal

Development and Learning in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 4, 2011

Keywords: Organization development; Innovation climate; Organizational learning; Singapore; Learning organizations; Innovation

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