Innovativeness of a University: Its Implications to Individual and Organizational Transformation

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Emily M. Arangote


Innovativeness is a key component to an organization’s success in an ever-changing educational landscape. This research aimed to determine the innovativeness of Aklan State University and its implications to individual and organizational transformation. The study utilized descriptive research design. Data was gathered using a standardized innovation quotient questionnaire answered by two hundred twenty-five (225) university administrators, faculty and staff, which was substantiated by focus group discussions. The data was statistically analyzed using descriptive measures such as mean and percentage, and inferential measures such as ANOVA. Findings revealed that 22.67% of the respondents are Innovators, 38.22% are Early Adopters, 28.89% are Early Majority, 6.22% are Late Majority, and 4.00% are Laggards/Traditionalists. The reasons for the perceived innovativeness of the university is its strong commitment to reaching international standards and the administration’s full support in enhancing the capabilities of its faculty and staff. On the other hand, establishing training and incentive systems was suggested to be put in place to encourage innovative outputs. It is thus recommended that school leaders be deliberate in monitoring the level innovativeness of its personnel and foster a collaborative and stimulating environment to enhance the innovativeness of a university.

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