Cultivating strategic innovation in higher education
Nearly all college and university leaders want to foster more creativity and innovation in their organizations. Yet the concept of innovation remains nebulous and the conditions that enable it are not well understood.
The authors of this report posit three conditions are crucial for creating a climate that encourages innovation in higher education: diversity of people, proficiencies and opinions; intrinsic motivation rather than external rewards; and autonomy of the individuals working to effect an institution’s mission.
The authors based their report on personal observations and a wide-ranging review of the research on creativity in higher education.