Aims and objectives
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to generate, lead and sustain innovative organisational thinking and practice. The unit also covers generating innovative thinking and creativity to lead sustainable innovative practices, supporting a culture of innovation, and maintaining a sustained approach to innovative thinking and practice. This unit applies to individuals who initiate and lead innovation in any industry or community context.
Each organisation's thinking and practice will be different depending on its core business, purpose, size, complexity and broader operating context. Leaders encourage innovative thinking and practice in relation to drivers shaping the particular work environment. Managers may use innovative thinking and practice to advance learning and business processes that contribute to organisational strategies, business plans and goals.
Upon completion of this unit participants will be able to:
- Comprehensively understand and apply key concepts, current theories and processes for promoting innovative thinking and practices in an organisational context
- Critically examine trends in thinking and emerging practices as they relate to an organisation's current thinking and practices
- Apply social, political, economic and technological developments that determine the broad context for innovation in the relevant workplace context.