The role of shared eminence and shared evidence in promoting effective innovation and sustainable change in health care
Successful adoption of innovation not only requires involvement and acceptance of change by individuals but also the agreement of participating teams. However, we need a much better understanding of the role that the leader and their teams’ shared identity plays in this process. To this end, this project examines how groups of health professionals can best be engaged in the process of adopting new health technologies.
This project will build on original research by Weick and Roberts (1993) and Haslam et al (2022) which observes that collective mind is critical for the functioning of a highly successful organisation.
The goal of the program is to better understand the role of leaders in driving innovation uptake. This project will develop metrics to enable a leadership model which facilitates change and innovation adoption in the clinical context. To achieve this aim, the project will partner with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Chief Investigators from the University of Queensland.
Professor Jolanda Jetten
Professor Alex Haslam
Professor Gerald Holtmann
Professor Nik Steffens