CONCEPT MAP ON INNOVATION UTILIZING
Building a community of innovation requires significant talent on the part of the leader. Creating a context that makes innovation possible involves a great deal of work in transforming the system in a way that values innovation. Every member of the work community brings something to the innovation process. Leadership is required to determine the particular and unique characteristics of individuals, discern the contribution these characteristics can make to the innovation process, and build a community of innovators that balance the skills and talents in a way that makes the innovation process work.
As a group, think of a specific innovation that would improve the life of practice in your department, service, or unit. After having identified a specific innovation, reflect together on the staff that makes up the service; list their unique attributes and characteristics with a mind to what role they would play in innovation. Place this information on a flip chart using a mind mapping or concept mapping approach. Think about how each might contribute, the role he or she might play, and the manner in which you might organize the innovation initiative to best make use of member skills and to serve and advance the innovation idea. Once the design is concluded, test it out and see where it takes you (p.160)
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