The culture of a school or district can either encourage beneficial change or it can get in the way. A culture of innovation helps staff members embrace opportunities inherent in change and learn from the successes and failures along the way. It can also help educators respond to the challenges of preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world.
This lesson provides administrators with tips and strategies for fostering a culture of innovation with their teams.
Administrators will cultivate a culture of innovation with their staff.
Use Google's Creating a Culture of Innovation Guide to learn strategies and practices to use to foster curiosity, agency, risk taking, and collaboration. It includes simple tips such as how to tag people in a Google document to request their input, as well as more complex strategies such as All-Hands Meetings. A thought provoking list of the Google culture practices is included, some of which are:
Conducting collaborative meetings
Self directed PD
Laying the groundwork for risk taking
Starting an appreciation platform
How to set ambitious goals
Guide on running an employee survey
EARN THE BADGE
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Develop and implement a plan to cultivate a culture of innovation with your staff.
Click Reply below to reflect on the implementation of your plan.
Describe what you did to cultivate a culture of innovation with your staff.
If your plan resulted in your staff moving toward a culture of innovation, what indicators did you see that supported this?
If your plan did NOT result in your staff moving toward a culture of innovation, describe what you plan to try next.