Innovation is not the mere creation of something new, or a departure from the usual. It is a process that creates a relationship between
- what was once unquestionably believed
- the questions brought forward by current practice and
- the determination to resolve those questions
What I like about this understanding: the innovation equation includes people – their beliefs, questions, interest and drive to resolve the tensions.
Thanks to Lindsay Fischer, Program Director, The Banff Centre for his comments in the Dance Masters Program Booklet, July 2014.