This is the third post in our four-week series of guest blogs by influencers in the civil society sector, reflecting on ideas and topics brought up in the book The Hedgehog and the Beetle – Disruption and Innovation in the Civil Society Sector by Burkhard Gnärig. The below blog is by Claudia Juech, Associate Vice President, Managing Director Strategic Insights, The Rockefeller Foundation.
Disruptive innovations are ‘wild cards’. Their influence is unpredictable. They change how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day. Harvard Business School professor and disruption guru Clayton Christensen says a disruption displaces an existing market, industry, or technology and produces something new, more efficient and worthwhile.
What’s confusing is that we already know most technologies that could prove disruptive in future such as wearables, augmented reality or the driverless vehicle – yet many organizations will still be surprised when they affect their way of doing things. MORE