What’s the #1 reason leaders care about developing greater boundary spanning capabilities across their organization? CCL research shows that the run-away, top of mind answer is the “drive for innovation.”
Leaders recognize that innovation, by its very nature, requires intense and sustained collaboration across wide-ranging boundaries. Successful innovation processes demand effective collaboration across all 5 boundary dimensions identified in our research. – between the organization and its stakeholders; and across internal boundaries of level, function, demography, and location.
Check out my recent column on Forbes.com for more on how to turn leadership boundaries into innovative frontiers for discovering new possibilities and creative solutions.