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A model to achieve sustainable improvement and innovation in organisations, industries, regions and communities

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Clark, R., Gray, J., Griffith, G. R., Madzivhandila, T., Nengovhela, N., Mulholland, C. and Timms, J. (2009) A model to achieve sustainable improvement and innovation in organisations, industries, regions and communities. Extension Farming Systems Journal, 5 (1). p. 73.

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The achievement and measurement of improvements and innovations is not often an overt practice in the design and delivery of government services other than in health services. There is a need for specific mechanisms proven to increase the rate and scale of improvements and innovations in organisations, communities, regions and industries. This paper describes a model for the design, measurement and management of projects and services as systems for achieving and sustaining outcomes, improvements and innovations.The development of the model involved the practice of continuous improvement and innovation within and across a number of agricultural development projects in Australia and nternationally. Key learnings from the development and use of the model are: (1) all elements and factors critical for success can be implemented, measured and managed; (2) the design of a meaningful systemic measurement framework is possible; (3) all project partners can achieve and sustain rapid improvements and innovations; (4) outcomes can be achieved from early in the life of projects; and (5) significant spill-over benefits can be achieved beyond the scope, scale and timeframe of projects

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Continuous improvement; networks; partnerships; project systems; sustainable improvement and innovation.
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