Title: Sequentially rotating co-leadership and membership: a multi-level model of creativity and innovation for organisations

Authors: Rukhsar Sharif

Addresses: Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA

Abstract: In fluctuating economic and technological times, leadership is vital to fostering creativity and innovation for organisational prosperity. Researchers have illustrated how the particular form of co-leadership has been associated with the development of novel products and services, yet they have not elucidated how it can be applied for multi-level organisational creativity and innovation. This conceptual article contributes a new multi-level model of sequentially rotating co-leadership and membership to advance organisational and management theory by filling in theoretical gaps and challenging conceptions with its proposition of a reverse progression of steps from convergence to divergence for expediting group creativity and innovation to enhance organisational financial growth and societal comfort.

Keywords: sequentially rotating co-leadership and membership; co-leadership; membership; creativity; innovation; convergence; divergence; dyads; teams; organisations; management; multi-level model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2020.109357

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2020 Vol.13 No.2, pp.113 - 135

Received: 10 Oct 2019
Accepted: 01 Dec 2019

Published online: 24 Aug 2020 *

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