Research on change management pointed out how innovation is inherently associated with change and how leadership guides a team through periods of growth and development. We start by defining innovation as “a Mobius strip of culture, knowledge, imagination, resources, attitude, and habitat” through the words of Tina Seelig. Then we move to two related approaches: Lewin’s framework for change and Kotter’s Eight-Step Plan for Implementing Change. Both models provide a clear description and guidance on the process of change; in particular, they illustrate how people react when facing changes in their lives and suggest how to cope with these challenges.
Dr. Cinzia Colapinto, Ph.D. in Business and Corporate Finance. (University of Milan, Italy), is Associate Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Venice School of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy). She is also affiliated with IPAG Business school (France). Her research interests focus on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy. In particular, she is interested in the role played by digital technologies on business model transformations and on their impact on the achievement of sustainable development goals by SMEs.
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