Transformative Innovation

Transformative Innovation : A Guide to Practice and Policy

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Innovation is a necessity in a changing world. But what kind of innovation? 'Sustaining innovation' props up and temporarily fixes structures and processes that are failing-but does little for the longer term. 'Disruptive innovation' shakes things up in a way that can be welcome in the commercial sector, but is seldom wanted elsewhere. Typically, disruptive initiatives offer only short term impact or are eventually 'mainstreamed' to help sustain existing systems. That is particularly true in the public, social, cultural and civic sectors where no natural patterns of renewal are in place. Only 'transformative innovation' can deliver a fundamental shift towards new patterns of viability in tune with our aspirations for the future. This pocketbook offers a first stand-alone practical guide to how to realize transformative potential at scale. It offers six elements for policymakers, funders and innovators: Knowing: how to expand our sense of what constitutes valid knowledge to become more comfortable with complexity; Imagining: how to conceive, develop and design transformative initiatives to carry a group's longer term aspirations; Being: how to organize for action, manage the process, and sustain the people involved over time; Doing: how to introduce the new in the presence of the old, enroll others and figure out what to do when you don't know what to do; Enabling: how to construct a policy framework for long term transition and provide smart financing to match; Supporting: how to develop systems and structures to support a culture of renewal in our public, social and civic systems. It concludes with an invitation to join a growing community of transformative innovators around the world - a network of hope in powerful times. [Subject: Business, Economics, Public Policy, Innovative Policy, Administration] ? ?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 144 x 194 x 11mm | 226.8g
  • Bridport, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 colour illustrations
  • 1911193007
  • 9781911193005
  • 624,174

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: Transformative Innovation The Practice of Transformative Innovation The Capacity to Innovate Practice and Theory Ten Characteristics of Transformative Innovation Case Study: SHINE ~ Changing the Culture of Care Further Reading CHAPTER 2: Knowing Complexity Is Your Friend Five Principles Two Loops A Variety of Prompts Further Reading CHAPTER 3: Imagining Imagining Social Change Three Horizons and Social Change Convening the Future Dilemmas Imaginary Islands Further Reading CHAPTER 4: Being The Human System Organising for Action Managing the Process Sustaining the People Further Reading CHAPTER 5: Doing Frameworks for Action Social Learning The Buddhist and the Broker Taking Action Further Reading CHAPTER 6: Enabling A Compelling Vision of the Third Horizon Encouragement for Pioneers A Realistic View of the Policy Landscape Evaluation Based on Third Horizon Intentions Financing Transformative Innovation Further Reading CHAPTER 7: Supporting Everything Flows Patterns of Renewal Cultural Renewal Infrastructure for Transformative Innovation The Permission Slip Appendix: The IFF Clan
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About Graham Leicester

Graham Leicester is Director of the International Futures Forum. Graham previously ran Scotland's leading think tank, the Scottish Council Foundation, founded in 1997. From 1984-1995 he served as a diplomat in HM Diplomatic Service, specialising in China (he speaks Mandarin Chinese) and the EU. Between 1995 and 1997 he was senior research fellow with the Constitution Unit at University College London. He has also worked as a freelance professional cellist, including with the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has a strong interest in governance, innovation and education, is a senior adviser to the British Council on those issues, and has previously worked with OECD, the World Bank Institute and other agencies on the themes of governance in a knowledge society and the governance of the long term.
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