Reading (do we say that still) H807 'Innovations in E-learning' ? (there is still a good deal of reading!) ... read or plan to take H807?
You'll like this
'Stop the Innovations War'
The idea in brief, to make innovation a powerful business tool is to treat
'innovation initiative ... as a partnership between a dedicated team and the group that handles ongoing operations, the performance engine.
Although conflicts between partners are inevitable, they can be managed, by following three steps:
Divide the labor
The performance engine should take on only tasks that flow in parallel with ongoing operations--along the same path, at the same pace, and with the same people in charge. All other tasks should be assigned to the dedicated team.
Assemble the dedicated team
Leaders must approach the dedicated team as if they were building a new company--from scratch. Breaking down existing work relationships and creating new ones is an essential task, which outside hires can help expedite.
Mitigate the conflicts
The innovation leader must take a positive and collaborative approach to working with the performance engine and must be supported by an executive senior enough to prioritize the company's long-term interests and adjudicate contests for resources.
Go read and let's discuss?