A User’s Guide to Fostering Organizational Innovation
by Beth Glick
Innovation. Wherever you look – whether it’s the corporate, non-profit or Jewish communal sector – everyone’s talking about it.
Some say the power of the word “innovation” has been diluted by its overuse. Others say just the opposite – its mainstreaming illustrates a positive change in the Jewish communal sector. Some use the word to build excitement around a movement or an initiative, while others use it to tactically fill gaps in the sector that have not been traditionally filled. Like the desert manna, “innovation” can mean almost anything you want it to.
… Innovation begins with a creative impulse or idea, but does not end there. It culminates in implementation and the subsequent change it effects, and in reflection sets the stage for further change and growth.