Creativity and Innovation in Human Services – Some things to think about…

By Albert Van Kleeck
Albert Van Kleeck Consulting

Creativity and Innovation, what’s the difference and how do you define these? Are you creative? Are you innovative? Do you know anyone who is creative, innovative? Do you work with anyone who is creative or innovative? Is there even a place for creativity and innovation in the Human Services industry?

Industry! What? This is an industry? Doesn’t that mean we’re just another business?  What we do is so much more than just being a business! And what we do and how we do it is pretty much mandated by all sorts of regulations and rules and the confines of funding streams. Where is the room for being creative and innovative? The answer to these questions depends on how you define things. Continue reading