Can a new leadership culture drive innovation?

In an era of intense globalisation and accelerating technological progress, companies are recognising the value of innovation, putting it at the heart of their corporate culture. With this in mind, organisational goals are shifting and leadership requirements change. A modern leadership culture drives innovation from within. By fostering innovation through leadership, the chemicals industry can create competitive advantage and continue building new revenue streams to secure long term success.

At the upcoming CIEX 2016 conference on 28-29 Sep in Frankfurt, Peter Nagler, Head of International Innovation at Evonik and Board Member at SusChem will outline how Evonik is increasing the value of its innovation pipeline through changing the mindset of its leaders. Nagler will also discuss whether traditional organisational models are adequate for responding to faster and changing requirements of innovation processes.

According to Nagler, “Innovation is about leadership and the involvement of people. In other words, it’s about getting the right innovation culture implemented in any given organisation”. He added, “I believe Evonik has followed a promising approach to foster innovation in its global network. At CIEX 2016 I will share examples of our achievements so far and also learnings from initiatives that did not work. Last but not least, I am looking for an active discussion around our approach and productive feedback from the participants”.

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