Full Scale vs. Small Scale: What’s Our Way Forward?

The time we invest experimenting or another way to put it, piloting a concept or program at the campus level will have a much higher rate of return eventually. The patience and diligence in time will allow a full scale roll out, in our haste to innovate we might lack necessary structures that given time can be supported. -Jeff


“Innovation isn’t a managerial seminar or analytic exercise.  Innovators act.  They do.  They test.  They respect results.” -Michael Schrage ‘The Innovator’s Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More Than Good Ideas’

Running an educational institution such as a school or district is not the same as running a business, and vice versa.  But there is a lot that they can learn from each other.  Especially in this new age of high-paced change and disruptive thinking and innovation.  Whether in business or education, you have to be able to multitask your thinking, in regards to keeping focused in the present while having your sights set on the future.  It is necessary, if we are to sustain any type of creative and innovative effectiveness and relevance as we move forward.

It is this kind of thinking that we have seen from such creative and innovative companies such as Google, Intuit, Amazon, Apple…

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