…questioning, experimenting, observing, associating and networking. –source
more on associating, one of my favorite traits of Jobs and something I hope to continually sharpen:
“the ability to make idea-producing connections by linking concepts from different disciplines — intellectual mash-ups”
From my experience here are some ways to apply these traits to see powerful disruptive innovation in your ministry:
Small Ministry or Non-Profit
Experiment like crazy! Once your organization grows it becomes increasingly harder to experiment without a significant investment in resources that may inhibit growth.
Observe like crazy! What naturally happens? What takes the most effort? What events/activities thrive? etc…
Medium Ministry or Non-Profit
Networking will provide the social infrastructure for your organization to grow to the next level. My experience is that medium-sized ministries experience a “stuck” phase until they harness outside resources to grow to the next level.
Large Ministry or Non-Profit
Questioning the status-quo and experimenting and testing alternative models and strategies can keep a large organization from becoming a frozen institution.
Have you taken any steps to foster innovation in your organization? I’d love to hear what’s working and what’s not!