Guest post by Amanda Kaiser. Association professionals say their association is not innovating because they are under-resourced, they don’t have the right ideas or don’t know how to prioritize between a bunch of great ideas, or the association’s stakeholders (leadership, staff, board, members) fear risk. These are challenges for sure, these are even the challenges the most innovative associations have had, but these challenges are not insurmountable. They should not be stopping us in our tracks. In fact, dig in and what we find are a handful of myths, myths uncovered in the 2016 Association Innovation Research Study, that are holding us back.
Everyone says they want to be agile, but do you truly understand what's holding you back? Unless you do that hard work, you'll be wasting money on all those Who Moved My Cheese books. Some of the aggregate data we're collecting in the Workplace Genome is shining an interesting light on this conversation.