August 22 #lrnchat: Ideas and Innovation

One of the challenges we face is finding viable solutions to performance problems and innovative methods to implement those solutions.  In a recent article on ideas and innovation, Atul Gawande stated “To create new norms, you have to understand people’s existing norms and barriers to change.”  Barriers to implement solutions  vary, but frequently include rules, regulations, established practice, attitudes, budgets, leadership, siloization, and fuddy-dudyness.

In this week’s #lrnchat we will discuss ideas and innovation.  Where do ideas come from? How do we pursue innovation? How do we measure success?

Here are some pre-readings for this week:

Atul Gawande’s article includes case studies (current and historical) on ideas and innovation in medicine.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/29/130729fa_fact_gawande

This is a TED talk from Steven Johnson on the origination and development of good ideas.

http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_johnson_where_good_ideas_come_from.html

Here are some quotes from Steven Johnson’s “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation” (2010). While reading the book provides a complete picture, the quotes present some ideas on ides and innovation.

http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/12645873-where-good-ideas-come-from

Further reading on ideas and innovation (These are not of the pre-reading list).

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right – Atul Gawande

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation – Steven Johnson