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Thursday, July 15, 2004
Four Dimensions of Innovation Climate
1. Nature of Interpersonal Relationships
    -- is there trust or mistrust?
    -- are relationships reciprocal and based on collaboration, or are they competitive?
    -- does the organization socialize newcomers and support them to perform, or does it allow them to achieve and assimilate simply by independent effort?
    -- do the individuals feel valued by the company?

2. Nature of Hierarchy
    -- are decisions made centrally or through consensus and participation?
    -- is there a spirit of teamwork or is work more or less individualistic?
    -- are there any special privileges accorded to certain individuals, such as management staff?

3. Nature of Work
    -- is work challenging or boring?
    -- are jobs too tightly defined and produce routines or do they provide flexibility?
    -- are sufficient resources provided to undertake the tasks for which individuals are given responsibility?

4. Focus of Support and Rewards
    -- what aspects of performance are appraised and rewarded?
    -- what projects and actions/behaviors get supported?
    -- is getting the work done (quantity) or getting the work right (quality) rewarded?
    -- on what basis are people hired?

Source: "Culture and Climate For Innovation" by Mr. Pervaiz K. Ahmed
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