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Capacity Building vs. Innovation Readiness

Andrew Willis

One of the key obstacles in bringing about change in communities is that many organizations, leaders and networks (among other factors) need to beef up their capacities to help create change. Oftentimes the response to this challenge is to do “capacity building” – when it’s “innovation readiness” that’s needed most.

The problem is that too often “capacity building” helps us to do what we already do, only better. Our path forward remains largely the same.

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