The Innovation Journey and the Skipper of the Raft

Authors Tanja Enninga, Remko van der Lugt
Published in Project management journal
Publication date 4 March 2016
Research groups Co-design
Type Article


From the article: Innovation project leaders have the challenging role of guiding their team by managing four intertwined processes: developing content, meeting project constraints, stimulating creativity, and guiding group dynamics. This article investigates the role narratives play in leading an innovation project and how an innovation project leader uses stories in practice. We found a variety of stories that relate to all four processes. We argue that the roles of stories can be divided into three different aspects: the story, the storytelling, and the storymaking. Together, these aspects of stories can support managing the four intertwined processes to deliver innovation. Full text available with Wiley licence -

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Language English
Published in Project management journal
Year and volume 47 2
Key words Narratives, Project leadership, storytelling, Storymaking
Page range 103-114

Tanja Enninga