Culture for innovation

Creating the organisational conditions to support innovation

Research into highly innovative organisations in both the public and private sector indicates that there are seven dimensions of organisational culture that are most closely related to the level of innovative output over time. The seven dimensions are:

  • Risk taking
  • Resources
  • Information
  • Targets
  • Tools
  • Rewards
  • Relationships

The NHS Institute has been developing an online organisational assessment tool based on these dimensions that is currently being tested.  We are also  creating a guide which will provide organisations and teams with practical steps that they can take to create a more effective culture.  If you are particular interested in this area and would like to be involved in the testing please contact us at innovation@institute.nhs.uk.