УДК 316.46.058: 338.21
JEL classification: O 31; M 12
Introduction. Today innovations are one of key strategic goals for the most of companies, becoming necessary conditions for their survival and prosperity. The pace and coverage of innovating increases worldwide, involving not only R&D departments in high-tech companies, but any departments in all the sectors. As innovations are based on human creativity, it is vitally important to create favorable conditions for fruitful innovations, applying the appropriate leadership style.
Purpose. The purpose of the article is to describe the key provisions of methodical approach to choosing the leadership style for innovation activity management basing on previously developed principles.
Results. The aim of the represented methodical approach is to discover the level of required innovativeness for a company or its part (department, team) dictated by the environment, the company’s current innovativeness and its goals in area of innovations. Further, the leadership style is to be chosen for innovation activity management appropriate to the level of required innovativeness. The leadership style is considered as combination of 15 determinants which have to be evaluated with the help of a questionnaire and then aligned with the required level of innovativeness. In order to do so, the list of recommendations is provided.
Conclusions. The described methodical approach to choosing the leadership style for innovation activity management allows to align the leadership style decomposed on 15 determinants with the level of required innovativeness of a company, department or team.
Keywords: leadership; leadership style; choosing the leadership style; innovation activity management.
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The article was received 10.07.2018