A longitudinal study of work group innovation: The importance of transformational leadership and morale

Wilson-Evered, Elisabeth, Härtel, Charmine E. J. and Neal, Matthew (2001) A longitudinal study of work group innovation: The importance of transformational leadership and morale. Advances in Health Care Management, 2 315-340. doi:10.1016/S1474-8231(01)02032-8


Author Wilson-Evered, Elisabeth
Härtel, Charmine E. J.
Neal, Matthew
Title A longitudinal study of work group innovation: The importance of transformational leadership and morale
Journal name Advances in Health Care Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-8231
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1474-8231(01)02032-8
Volume 2
Start page 315
End page 340
Total pages 26
Place of publication Bingley, West Yorkshire, U.K.
Publisher Emerald Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The health care industry involves the continual introduction of new clinical interventions and technologies designed to improve patient and business outcomes. This article argues for the integration of two possible improvement strategies, namely the use of work groups to generate and implement new ideas and the development of leadership capacity to promote innovativeness in others. A longitudinal study of 45 groups of employees at a specialist metropolitan teaching hospital revealed that the adoption of transformational styles of leadership in the workplace influences innovation by producing high levels of group morale that, in turn, results in work group interventions having measurable benefit to patients.
Keyword Innovation
Leadership role
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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