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Main Title Sustaining innovation : creating nonprofit and government organizations that innovate naturally /
Author Light, Paul Charles.
Publisher Jossey-Bass,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 37616187
ISBN 0787940984; 9780787940980
Subjects Organizational change. ; Public administration. ; Nonprofit organizations. ; Organisatieverandering. ; Overheidsinstellingen. ; Niet-commercièele organisaties. ; Innovation ; Nonprofit-Organisation ; Verwaltung ; Minnesota
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EHAM  JF1525.O73L54 1998 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/26/2012
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxx, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-289) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Preferred States of Organizational Being -- 2. Removing Barriers and Debunking Myths -- 3. Harnessing the Environment as a Force for Change -- 4. Structuring the Organization to Encourage Creativity -- 5. Changing the Leader's Work -- 6. Using Management Systems That Accelerate Good Ideas -- 7. Confronting Real Life in Nonprofit and Government Organizations -- 8. The Core Values of Innovating Organizations -- App. A. The Surviving Innovation Cases -- App. B. An Overview of the Surviving Innovation Sample -- App. C. An Overview of the Surviving Innovation Data. "Any organization can innovate once. The challenge is to innovate twice, thrice, and more - to make innovation a part of daily good practice. This book shows how nonprofit and government organizations can transform the single, occasional act of innovating into an everyday occurrence by forging a culture of natural innovation." "Filled with real success stories and practical lessons learned, Sustaining Innovation offers examples of how organizations can take the first step toward innovativeness, advice on how to survive the inevitable mistakes along the way, and tools for keeping the edge once the journey is complete. Light also provides a set of simple suggestions for fitting the lessons to the different management pressures facing the nonprofit sector and government. Unlike in the private sector, where innovation needs only to be profitable to be worth doing, nonprofit and government innovation must be about doing something worthwhile. It must challenge the prevailing wisdom and advance the public good. Sustaining Innovation gives nonprofit and government managers a coherent, easily understandable model for making this kind of innovation a natural reality."--Jacket.