27 Nov '15, 11am

“The word innovation makes me want to throw-up into my handbag” https://t.co/47uw3L7WTE

“The word innovation makes me want to throw-up into my handbag” https://t.co/47uw3L7WTE

I nnovation has become the holy grail of both the public and the voluntary sectors. There are prizes to stimulate innovation, conferences to talk about it and, committees to find why it isn’t happening more widely. But the mere mention of it makes me want to throw up in my handbag. Related: How charities big and small can help the NHS The reason is that we are far from short of innovative good practice in the third sector but it stayed beached in its birth setting. The skills and ideas, with proven quality and economic benefits, have not been taken up widely enough by others across the sector. Many donors and funders are like magpies, attracted by bright flashy new things So what’s holding back the spread of good practice? Top-down Stalinists like myself firmly believe that in some of our big statutory sectors, there should be a system to identify and share good practice t...

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/...

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