We need to perfect is the art of stating specific enough activities that satisfy budget holders, but generic enough to give team members wide berth.
From the Blog on innovation
Most change makers are juggling being ‘in’ the system while trying to change the system – building spacecraft out of planes.
How many of our organisations have cultures in which creative idea sharing for change is actually encouraged. Is exploration encouraged?
Idea creation is a bit like gardening. You plant a lot of seeds, some germinate, but we select to pot up or plant out as the chosen few.
Double edged swords were meant to cut going in and coming out. Innovation can often be like a double edged sword.
We don’t want to be the one left behind, so we want to experiment and try new technology because we think everyone else is.
We must learn to improve the lives of the vulnerable. However, we need a people centric approach to technology, not a technology centric approach to people.
As an organisation grows it has to become more bureaucratic so that it can scale, but over time the exact forces required for scale hinder innovation.
Most often, when we give money to charity we are giving it in response to an appeal about a disaster to help a person who's story we have been told. Yet after we give our money, we rarely hear where our money went. Given that we live in the time of the WikiLeaks,...