Leadership and Innovation In Government organization in The UAE

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
This dissertation investigates how leadership styles can effect innovation in Work organizations. The findings of this paper show that there is more than one factor vital for innovative leadership; however, key features are found to be teamwork and collaboration between team players also individual support, which would result in higher innovation rates among employees. Intellectual stimulation is a significant aspect in influencing employees to innovate at their jobs. It looks into various hypotheses relevant to stimulating innovation at workplace within the UAE context. The role of effective leadership and follower-empowerment in stimulating innovation is emphasized. Innovation is investigated through parameters such as team participation, managerial support and role modeling in determining their independent outcomes. A field study is conducted three government departments in United Arab Emirates to investigate the relationship between transformational leadership and innovation. Supportive innovation is evaluated to the extent to which line managers ensure that an enabling working environment promotes group interaction as well as stimulates exchange of ideas for innovation. Questionnaires are distributed to the entire staff of the three government departments. Workers are evaluated through their work group facilitated by line managers to complete the survey voluntarily. Data obtained from the survey is analyzed independently. Variables are measured through a scale that allows for comparison of various scores, which correlate with the stated hypotheses.
leadership, innovation, Government organization, United Arab Emirates (UAE), leadership style, teamwork, working environment