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Developmental Evaluation Trap #4: Organizational culture

In this latest post in a series on Developmental Evaluation (DE) and its traps, we look at the innovator’s trap of culture. In a quote widely attributed to Peter Drucker Culture eats strategy for lunch Culture is basically “the way things are done around here”, which includes the policies, practices, and people that make what …

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Developmental Evaluation Trap #3: Fearing Success

What if you tried to innovate and succeeded? This fourth in a series of posts looking at Developmental Evaluation traps explores that question and the implications that come from being good at innovating. A truly successful innovation changes things — mindsets, workflows, systems, and outcomes. Some of these changes are foreseeable, some are not and …

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Engagement for ideas

Among the biggest success factors in any organizational change initiative is engaging staff and stakeholders in participating in the change process; this is true for idea generation through the design cycle to implementation and evaluation. How do we overcome the challenge of disengagement to produce productive creative, innovative ideas in our organizations? Beyond brainstorming Ideas …

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