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Paradox mindset? Yes please!

Liu et al. (2020) researched a character trait in relation to innovative work behavior which is indeed interesting but little known: The paradox mindset. Being defined as "the extent to which one is accepting and energized by tensions" (Miron-Spektor et al., 2018) it is naturally prone to be a fit with innovation as the innovation…

Does sex make a difference?

Innovative work behavior Wenn man sich die Nachrichten ansieht, die Steve Jobs, die Jeff Bezos dieser Welt könnte man meinen, dass innovatives Verhalten geschlechtsspezifisch ist. Zheng, Kark & Meister (2018) proposed a theoretical model to explain how female managers differently experience and cope with agency-communion tensions.…

Mindfulness and innovative work behavior.

Mindfulness is a trend. Montani und Forschungskollegen (2020) haben sich dem Thema Achtsamkeit und innovatives Verhalten am Arbeitsplatz über die Frage nach der adäquaten Arbeitsbelastung genähert.   Martín-Hernández et al. (2020) bring an additional aspect to the table due to their study set-up. As they examined job-control and mindfulness separately but at the same time…

Get your satisfaction: How Innovativeness can help you to be happier and more satisfied in life

Imran Ali looked in his study at two aspects. On the one hand personality traits and on the other hand the satisfaction with life concerning innovativeness. Ali (2018) who looked into the connection between certain character traits and innovativeness using the big-five personality traits theory found that extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness as well as openness…

Just give them more money: On innovative work behavior and pay

Spiegelaere et al (2018) looked at innovative work behavior and performance-related pay. The findings are ambivalent and show again that there is not one simple answer and that the context matters. Even though it might be tempting to see compensation schemes as a quick fix – it is not. This might also be the case…

What we know about innovative work behavior

It all boils down to the central question: What fosters or hinders the creation and implementation of new ideas at work? Können sie und wollen nicht? Oder wollen sie und können nicht? We can not know what exactly is the trigger. But wen can understand better what serves and what goes against it. Like many…