The Risks of Autonomy : Empirical Evidence for the Necessity of a Balance Management in Promoting Organizational Innovativeness

@inproceedings{Gebert2003TheRO,
  title={The Risks of Autonomy : Empirical Evidence for the Necessity of a Balance Management in Promoting Organizational Innovativeness},
  author={Diether Gebert and Sabine Boerner and Ralf Lanwehr},
  year={2003}
}
For the purpose of promoting innovativeness in organizations, the literature recommends more decentralization of power and more participative leadership as one dimension of empowerment and thus greater situation control for employees. In fact, however, increasing situation control involves specific risks (including co-ordination problems). Without concurrent integration to cushion these risks through orientation, consensus and trust, increasing situation control therefore leads not to a further… CONTINUE READING
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