Nesta and 100%Open have been working with 10 UK charities to explore ways of opening up their working practices to encourage open innovation.
We found out lots about the organisational culture needed to make change happen and Nesta has produced a blog series with the team at 100%Open who coached the projects.
The blogs distil some practical tips and insights gained through working with the charities, many of which involved designing a new web service or digital platform.
However, what also interested us was the behaviour and personal qualities of the individuals who tended to lead innovation processes within their charities. These individuals are really important instigators of change, so we created a visual reminder of this to help identify the behaviours and personal qualities that we saw in many of those trying to make change happen from within their own organisations.
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The open innovator:
Of course, an individual can't make things change on their own, and the rest of the blog series focuses on the organisational culture change that needs to happen and some techniques and tips around nurturing that change.