F-ing Innovation: Why innovation is hard and what to do about it
By: Tamara Christensen, Founder of Idea Farm Co-op
Innovation isn’t easy. No matter how capable the people or proven the process, the experience will feel hard. Why? Because successful innovation requires people with diverse expertise and preferred ways of working to collaborate and this inevitably creates tension. F-ing innovation outlines six tensions of transformation that occur when teams and organizations attempt to change an existing situation into a preferred one. It provides a practical introduction for how to assess and address tensions via the innovation facilitator’s mindset. Facilitating innovation means to ease tensions and empower people to bring the very best of themselves to the work.