HBR Tip: 3 Ways the Social Sector can Innovate

Extracted 17AUG2011 from http://web.hbr.org/email/archive/managementtip.php?date=081611

  • Question what you do. Encourage everyone to ask the question: Is there a better way to do this? This creates a culture of evaluation and new ideas.
  • Engage members. Don't leave staff to figure it out alone. Ask donors, board members, and clients to brainstorm with you about how your organization can improve.
  • Partner, partner, partner. Chances are that others in your space are strapped for resources like yourself. There's no reason to be proprietary over innovations. Bring together partners to discuss new ideas and share resources to test them out.