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Innovation Portfolio Proposal

Human from Scratch: an emergent role for humanising the organisation  PhDI Innovation Portfolio Proposal  Planned Innovation  Human from Scratch is an emergent role-based approach to addressing organisational culture at organisational learning at UNE.  Organisational culture is well-identified in the literature as a critical factor in the success of organisations (e.g. Argyris & Schon, 1997; Bass Read more…

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Needs analysis

This task – the final one before working on the innovation project proposal – was two sets of trigger questions for a needs analysis and broad contextualisation. I’ve been lazy here and added these as the originally submitted PDF documents to avoid having to wrangle tables.

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Developmental Evaluation

This task focused on analysing the project within the framework of Patton’s developmental evaluation (2011). Developmental evaluation, as outlined by Patton (2011), really resonated with me as an evaluation strategy. We spend so much time in higher education approaching evaluation as a summative activity, to prove worthiness or compliance or Read more…

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Methods month

This task was designed to introduce new researchers to research methods, primarily qualitative and social methods. I will confess I did not invest very heavily in this, and I will also say that my overall project direction changed after this task and thus its relevance to where I have ended Read more…

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Capability mapping

This task involved mapping out the capabilities required to implement innovation and change successfully in an organisational context. Below is a dynamic visualisation of these (sounds much more impressive than it actually is) done in Kumu, which you should be able to click through (details on each capability and its Read more…