Innovativeness Through Time Management
Reunanen, Tero; Windahl, Riitta; Vanharanta, Hannu (2016)
J. Kantola, T. Barath, S. Nazir, T. Andre
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As an imperative resource, time and the usage of it should be analyzed and planned in a proper way to maximize the individual effectiveness, and thus make the time management as a functioning tool. Innovativeness is not any easier issue to master, but if a time personality is understood and taken account, a person´s innovativeness can be effectively utilized. Innovativeness as a concept must be seen from a wider perspective, including both capability and willingness to act, resulting different kinds of target oriented activities in different stages of an innovation process. In this process, individual and group or network level can be separated and the meaning of a time personality for innovativeness can be analyzed to enhance an overall innovation performance of an organization. Research discussed in this paper was done by utilizing applications called Chronos & Kairos and Pursoid. Research results show that there are some very interesting combinations with conscious awareness of individuals towards time and innovativeness. There seems to be a lot individual variation where the amount of time in use is not necessarily correlated positively with the idea of high level of innovative capacity. Future research aspects and recommendations are also discussed in this paper.