ERIC Number: EJ1042456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Extension's Future: Time for Disruptive Innovation
Franz, Nancy K.; Cox, Ronald A.
Journal of Extension, v50 n2 Article 2COM1 Apr 2012
Extension has been considered change averse by some scholars and practitioners, and they claim this inhibits organizational growth and relevance. Pockets of individuals and teams across the nation have worked independently as entrepreneurs to enhance Extension's relevance by introducing organizational processes and programs that greatly differ from past practices. However, every Extension system, team, and worker has a role to play in the disruptive innovation process. This may include exploring, implementing, or evaluating disruptive organizational innovations, or removing barriers, resourcing, or supporting a culture of innovation to enhance relevance and sustainability.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Innovation, Organizational Change, Leadership, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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