What does adaptive capacity really mean and what does it look like in practice?
Try out these exercises to advance your innovative projects and build your adaptive muscles.
Innovation may be essential these days, but what does that mean in the not-for-profit sector?
There are two fundamentally different types of challenge that organizations face—‘technical’ problems and ‘adaptive’ challenges. This distinction is crucial to understanding innovation.
The arts & culture sector is going through unprecedented changes that are profoundly disturbing ‘business-as-usual’ and increasing the need for new pathways to create public value.
An innovation team’s composition and dynamics are potentially a reliable predictor of success when taking on a new challenge.
Innovation teams must develop entirely new ways of thinking, break free from old assumptions, and initiate meaningful exchange and dialogue.
By holding a multi-day “Intensive Retreat,” you create space to make crucial decisions, achieve consensus, and develop your approach to enrolling others in your project.
By taking a measured approach to introducing your new strategy, you establish an early “win” that can help others see how your project is important and encourage their support when going forward.
By connecting your innovation work with the interests of those outside of your team, you communicate the benefits of doing things differently and include others in your shared vision.
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