I was most struck with the challenges inherent with keeping true to disruptive innovation, when the tendency will be to slip into sustaining innovation - "In the language of disruption, here is what this means: unless top manager actively manage this process, their organization will shape every disruptive innovation into a sustaining innovation - one that fits the processes, values, and economic model of the existing business - because organizations cannot naturally disrupt themselves."
It appears, that keeping true to the disruptive innovation is critical. It has been my experience as a school leader, that change has always required a fair amount of compromise. Upon reflection, maybe the change hasn't achieved everything that I hoped, or dreamed it would, because of the compromising and tinkering along the way. Where does collaboration fit into this? Should it?
So, as I think about my own organization, I'm thinking about the need to establish a sense of urgency around student centric learning. If the urgency can be established, and embraced by the stakeholders, we have to then keep true to the disruptive innovations that will realize the goal.
Schools are not big on taking risks. It may be because of the need to answer to the public about the expenditures of tax dollars. However, if the end result is less cost to the taxpayer, maybe keeping true to the innovation will be far easier.
Disruptive Innovation in Education
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