Magazine article University Business

Managing Innovation from the Ground Up: Aligning Core Principles with Institutional Practices

Magazine article University Business

Managing Innovation from the Ground Up: Aligning Core Principles with Institutional Practices

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Innovation in higher education often involves change, but for many people, that is an unnerving prospect. "UBTech is a conference about technology, but technology is only half the answer," says Karlyn Borysenko, marketing manager at Eduventures, who will co-present with Eduventures analyst Brian Fleming in a featured session at UBTech 2014. "You need people that want to implement that technology and execute it well to meet its intended goals."

How do you effectively manage change so your staff is happy, doing good work and getting the outcomes you want? "We often find that change is stalled in higher education because leaders begin with technology and not with values and vision," says Fleming. "There is a great deal of confusion about technology that is always in flux. People ask, 'Why are we doing this?', 'What is the purpose of it?'"

Many staffers have been in their positions a long time, he adds. …

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