Innovation in a Target / Performance Culture

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Innovation in a Target / Performance Culture
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Member
Many organizations today have a 'target culture', which is characterized by strong , performance monitoring, individual target setting. Furthermore, such organizations are beholden to their shareholders. How does such a culture relate to innovation? Some argue that innovation is rarely thriving in organizations that are based on such culture. The following three reasons are mentioned for this: 1. Although it must be mentioned that a target organizational culture can fit in particular settings, it does have high levels of fear, stress and anxiety, especially when targets are difficult to meet. 2. The targets set for individuals can provide useful directions to them, however in a worst-case scenario they can undermine employees' dignity and ego, their autonomy, productivity and ultimately their performance. A target culture can have harmful long-term effects. 3. An organizational target culture has a high level of conformity, which can undermine creativity that is needed to fuel inno (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Corporate Culture
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Eight Types of Organizational Culture (Groysberg)
🔥Creating an Innovative Organizational Culture
Innovation in a Target / Performance Culture
Perfect Definition of Corporate Culture (Uttal, 1983)
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Best Practices
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🥈Another Culture Type: the Yes Culture
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Culture Types Useful Model
The Effects of Leadership on Organizational Culture
High Performance Work Culture
Connecting Culture and the Dominant Strategy
International Culture Types


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