The role of Leadership and Innovation in Organisational Change: A case study of LEGO Group

Kuwo Ogwa 47 PAGES (12176 WORDS) Dissertation
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Abstract

Recent research on organisational change management suggests the importance of change in an emerging organisational environment. LEGO Group is a toy manufacturing company with significant revolutionary/transformational changes in product design. The Group has introduced a new transformational change in physical and digital gaming world which demands the role of leadership and innovation to be played in bringing about the success of the change outcome. The purpose of this study is to explore the case study of LEGO Group in the areas of leadership and innovation in transformational change. Innovative organisations embrace different leadership approach and innovation practices in their strategic business activities due to the recent solutions and benefits of transformational change. Three leadership approaches; Hersey and Blanchard situational leadership model, Goleman six leadership styles and transformational leadership are used to explore the change and also, a chronological development of innovation models; a contrast between closed and open innovation depicts the change movement. The study adopts a case study method using documents and multiple sources of secondary data to discuss the different leadership approaches and innovation models. The case study analysis of LEGO Group is examined pointing out the role of leadership and innovation in transformational change. The discussion outcome on findings indicates that transformational leadership with its four leadership behaviours aids change while open innovation is evidence in gaining collaborative participation in transformational change.

Table of Contents
Abstract ii
Acknowledgement iii
Chapter 1 1
Introduction 1
Chapter 2 4
2.0 Literature Review 4
2.1 Theoretical background of Organisational Change Management 4
2.1.1 Organisational Change Management Models 4
2.2 Organisational change and leadership 7
2.2.1 Leadership approaches to organisational change 8
2.3 Organisational change and Innovation 11
2.3.1 Four Dimensions of Innovation Space 11
2.3.2 The Wave of Innovation 11
2.3.3 Models of Innovation 12
2.3.4 Open Innovation 12
Chapter 3 15
3.0 Research Methodology 15
3.1 Description of the method 15
3.2 Analysis 16
3.3 Justification and limitations of secondary data (document and multiple sources) 17
Chapter 4 18
4.0 Case study 18
4.1 Company background 18
4.2 The reasons and purpose for the organisational change 19
4.3 Stakeholders involved in the transformational change 20
4.4 LEGO Group influence on transformational change 22
4.5 The evaluation of the outcome of the change at LEGO Group 23
Chapter 5 24
5.0 Discussion 24
5.1 Change management models and Case study 24
5.2 Leadership perspective 26
5.3 Innovation perspective 27
Chapter 6 30
6.0 Conclusions and recommendations 30
References 31

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APA

Kuwo, O (2019). The role of Leadership and Innovation in Organisational Change: A case study of LEGO Group. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/kuwo-charles-ogwa-dissertation-final-draft

MLA 8th

Ogwa, Kuwo. "The role of Leadership and Innovation in Organisational Change: A case study of LEGO Group" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Jul. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/kuwo-charles-ogwa-dissertation-final-draft . Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

MLA7

Ogwa, Kuwo. "The role of Leadership and Innovation in Organisational Change: A case study of LEGO Group". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Jul. 2019. Web. 26 Feb. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/kuwo-charles-ogwa-dissertation-final-draft >.

Chicago

Ogwa, Kuwo. "The role of Leadership and Innovation in Organisational Change: A case study of LEGO Group" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed February 26, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/kuwo-charles-ogwa-dissertation-final-draft