As a coach for the 2014 LeadingAge Hackfest in Nashville, I was reminded that collaborative innovation is fun and frustrating. Time constraints can positively and negatively impact innovation. You have less time to flush out your idea; however, you are forced to be decisive. In the corporate world, you have time. If you are a true innovator, you may quickly develop something before the world is ready.
After working in an FDA-regulated environment, I have seen the limitations first hand. Change is hard to embrace for an industry that is a slave to its regulations. This is one reason why the button design hasn't changed in over 30 years
Organizations that focus on innovation shared insight on how to evaluate, implement and measure the success of technology. And to help you in your efforts, they highlighted areas to be cautious.
Eskaton, a Northern California-based, nonprofit organization with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, has hired Lola Rain as its director of social media.
It is important to note that innovation and technology are not interdependent. Innovation can happen without technology; however, technology is a tool that can help improve processes and outcomes.