We are recognizing increasingly that both individuals and organizations needs to explore multiple ways to learn and find the right pathway for innovation learning as they progress.
This needs a more ‘dynamic social fabric’ to allow it to flow, it needs organizational encouragement. It needs mutual adaptions and mutual adjustment. The understanding of absorptive capacity framework significantly helps structure this. Also any dynamic social fabric needs to combine all the multiple capitals to make it dynamic.
For me these three simple rules have great intent.
This is my starting point through three simple rules I came across a while back, but presently I can’t find the reference source on this regretfully. These seem to me to have such a powerful intent:
We need to find ways to combined general knowledge for wide awareness of available options, and specialized knowledge for assessing the systemic impact of specific options.We need to access knowledge consistently, assimilate what we have learnt to then translate this into new activities and new innovation. We need ‘master’ knowledge and progressively experiment to grow within ourselves and contribute to the communities we belong.
The ability to innovate is in the people, it is not in procedures. Our pressing need is to structure innovation activity into everyday work, to make it dynamic in capability and become the new routine work. I feel these three simple rules just seem to make such good sense as a starting point for making innovation part of every person’s working day. Do you?