... So whereís the innovation?
New tools + Greater reach + New
relationships +Fewer boundaries + Flatter
Which lets people out of their boxesÖ..!
From previous discussion, IT offers benefits to voluntary organisations in terms of increased efficiency and effectiveness. But does this amount to innovation? This is likely to develop through a combination of:
- New toolsÖ mainly email and Web
- The new, richer, wider range of relationships made possible
- Fewer organisational boundaries
- All leading to new ways of working
However, real innovation will occur when individuals seize the opportunities to think and do things differently. This comes partly through the use of the tools and partly because networks create new ways of thinking about organisations and organising.